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Father to 7th best KCPE candidate reveals he borrowed coat for TV interview

Father to seventh best Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate in Kenya, Abiud Kipkurui, elicited mixed reactions after revealing he borrowed a coat for a TV interview.

When Mzee Samuel Sambu heard that news reporters were heading to his home courtesy of his brilliant boy, he had to borrow a coat for the TV interview as he had no decent clothes to wear.

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“I have nothing, totally nothing. The way you see today, I had to borrow this coat when I heard the press was coming to my home for this interview. I don’t even have a single cent. I’m appealing to the government to come to the boy’s rescue,” he told reporters.

Kipkurui scored 430 marks out of the possible 500 in the national exams to become the best candidate in Nandi county and seventh nationally.

However, the good news is that Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has promised to sponsor the brilliant boy from Lessos Hills primary school.

“Listening to his touching story, Abiud’s parents are among the Serengonik Forest Evictees who now live by road in the area. I wish to thank Mr. Kotutwo, a well-wisher who supported Abiud through his primary education

“Abiud went against all odds to post sterling results and we’re indeed proud of him,” said the Nandi governor after hosting Abiud Kipkurui and his family.

The Governor promised to pay Abiud’s fees until he completes his secondary education.

“Based on the family’s humble background, I have taken up the responsibility to fully support Abiud through his Secondary Education. This will ensure that our great ambitious student achieves his dreams,” he added.

As earlier reported on, KCPE top student Faith Mumo revealed that she was not expecting to be the country’s best student position, crediting her excellent performance to her hard work, trust in God and determination.

Speaking in a phone interview with Citizen TV, the former Karimwaindu Primary School student noted that she never abandoned her books even when she was at home during the COVID-19 break.

She added that she wants to become a neurosurgeon in future so that she can rescue patients who are suffering from head injuries among other complications.

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“After I go to Kenya High which is my dream school, I want to become a neurosurgeon because a lot of people have head damages and it has been hurtful for me to see Conjestina so I decided to become a neurosurgeon,” she said.

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