Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu on Tuesday took to social media to announce his special gift to top Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates drawn from two schools in the county.
In a post on his official Facebook page, Waititu noted that he had gifted more than 100 top KCPE scorers from Mwiki Primary School and St Paul in Juja with a fully paid four-day holiday in Mombasa.
“In keeping my promise to top students from both schools, today I waved the more than 100 top KCPE scorers to a fully paid holiday to Mombasa,” posted Waititu.
According to the county boss, out of the 645 Mwiki Primary School pupils who sat the KCPE exams this year, 82 of them scored more than 300 marks. St Paul had 68 candidates with 15 of them scoring more than 300 marks.
Waititu further revealed that Mwiki Primary School was dear to him since the students at the learning institution continue to perform well despite the several challenges they face such as overcrowding and shortage of facilities.
“Mwiki Primary School is close to my heart for many reasons. It is the most crowded school in the country with a population of close to 3,000, with most of the children there coming from vulnerable single-parent families and lacking the most basic facilities needed for conducive learning. Despite that, the pupils, parents and teachers have consistently managed to beat the odds and keep the school's performance high,” added Waititu.
The outspoken Governor also pledged to build four additional classrooms and sink another borehole at the school.