The top candidate in this year’s KCPE Andie Munyiri has been offered a full secondary school scholarship by the Nyeri County government.
Munyiri, 13, scored 440 marks out of a possible 500 marks which he attributed to God’s favor, support from his teachers and family members.
He was schooling at Damacrest Academy in Uthiru, Nairobi County but hails from Maragima village, Kieni Sub-county in Nyeri.
“I attribute my success to prayers, support, and encouragement from my teachers and family,” Munyiri said during a courtesy call to Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga. The teenager wants to become an automotive engineer and wants to join Alliance Boys High School.
Governor Kahiga praised the young man and urged him to be a role model to others in the county and the country at large.
He promised that the county government would meet all his school fees and other requirements in school as a way of motivating other pupils to work hard. “We will pay all your school fees because you have done us proud by becoming a first in the country,” Kahiga said.
Munyiri urged future candidates to trust in God, work hard and respect teachers and parents to succeed in academic life.
Munyiri wants to join Alliance Boys High School and later join Harvard University in the United States of America.
“I want to be an automotive engineer. I love cars and I would like to handle cars after completing school,” he added.
Munyiri began his primary education at Maragima Primary School while staying with his grandmother Margaret Muthoni. “His parents were still in university when he was born. I have taken care of him until they completed school. I prayed for him and he has made us proud as a family,” said his grandmother.