Mombasa KCPE candidate forced to sit her exams in maternity ward

KCPE papers at a picking point./COURTESY

Mombasa, KENYA: A candidate from Longo primary school in Likoni, Mombasa, has been forced to finish her remaining Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) papers from a maternity ward.

Likoni Deputy County Commissioner Erick Mlevu confirmed the incident saying the candidate gave birth at Mrima Hospital in Likoni.

“It is true, she gave birth at 9pm on Tuesday. She sat for her examination in the hospital,” said the Deputy County Commissioner.

Another candidate, at Voroni Primary School in Kwale County, on Tuesday wrote her mathematics test in hospital after giving birth.

19 year old Mwanaulu Mohammed from Tswaka primary school in Lunga Lunga, Kwale County also sat her examinations in hospital after giving birth at 7am on Wednesday.

Reports indicate that at least 20 candidates gave birth on the first day of this year’s primary schools’ national examinations.