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13-year-old KCPE candidate gives birth as examination begins

A 13-year-old KCPE candidate from Igonga Primary in Bonchari, Kisii South, gave birth as she began her examinations on Monday morning.

The pupil is said to have checked into Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital late Sunday complaining of abdominal pains.

Later doctors rushed her to labour where she gave birth to bouncing baby girl hours to the start of examination on Monday morning.

Doctors said the delivery went on well and gave her a clean bill to take exams.

There is nothing that can prevent her from sitting for the examinations, a doctor said

“The whole delivery process was okay and can go on with the exams,” the doctor said.

County Education Chief Pius Ng’oma did not talk about the incident.

He, however, confirmed that there some candidates sitting examinations in various health facilities due to some medical conditions.

“It is normal that from time to time we have some candidates sitting exams in hospitals, so far there is nothing untoward,” said Ng’oma.

One candidate was forced to sit for the examination at Christmarriane Mission Hospital after she failed to clear medical fees.

The candidate from Rinyanchabera Primary in Kenyenya  Bomachoge Borabu had incurred a fracture in the leg from a bodaboda who knocked her and left her for dead.

A caregiver said they have incurred a Sh 400,000 bill which they had been unable to pay.

“We are seeking well-wishers to bail us out so that by Wednesday when the examination would be over, she can check out too,” she said.

By Darlington Mose

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