Governor Mvurya’s son tops KCPE in Coast region

Hassan Wanini Mvurya displays a banner bearing his 440 marks he got in KCPE exam. He is accompanied by his mother Christine Mvurya (left in red) together with other relatives and friends PHOTO COURTESY

Kwale, KENYA: Hassan Wanini Mvurya from Kwale County is the top KCPE candidate in Coast region.  

The 14-year-old boy is the son to Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya and was studying at Mikaela Likunda primary school at Ukunda where he attained a total of 440 marks out of 500.

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya hailed his son for his outstanding performance at the KCPE exam released on Monday.

“Congratulations son for emerging best in Coast region,” he wrote on his Facebook account.

The Kwale boss also commended other students from the county for doing well in their exams.

“Congratulations to all Kwale students who have excelled, making our county proud. Indeed commitment, hard work and discipline yield exemplary results,” he said on his Facebook account.

According to his class teacher, Hassan has always been the top student since he joined the school.

“He has maintained the momentum and soar higher throughout his primary education despite the stiff competition from his classmates,” he said.

Speaking at his home on Tuesday, Hassan said that he anticipated higher marks than what he got saying that his success was attributed by his parents and teachers who supported him immensely.

He said that he wanted to join Alliance Boys high school and thereafter pursue a course in engineering.

“I am delighted that my dream of joining Alliance high school has come true and will work hard towards my goals of becoming an engineer,” he said.

Her mother who is also Kwale county first lady attributed his son’s success to discipline and diligence which brought honor to the family.

The school headmistress Florence Munke said they got a mean score of 354 as compared to last year’s 349.

“This year’s class has done very well because of their discipline and hard work and we have maintained our record of taking pupils to national schools,” she said.

At St. Janes primary school, Mazera Said the top candidate got 437 marks out of 500.

It is evident that most private schools outshined the public schools in Kwale county.