Identical twins, Mark and Maxwell Gachau stunned many after scoring the same marks in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.

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The duo scored 400 marks each. 

They are among 12 students at St Christopher School in Nanyuki who scored 400 marks and above. 

“I am very happy and proud of my brother. I knew that we would perform well but I never expected we would score the same marks because we do not perform the same in school,” Mark said as quoted by Daily Nation

Their headteacher, Agnes Nkiria, expressed her joy after the two scored same marks. 

She pointed out that this was the first time they had scored the same marks in an examination. 

“They did not exactly tie in the exams. Mark Teric was index 008 while Maxwell was 022. They used to perform well since Maxwell would get around 390 to 400 marks while Mark never went below 400 marks,” Nkiria said. 

On his part, Maxwell noted that the two have had a healthy competition since class four. 

“When we were in lower primary, I was always ahead of him but when we got to Class Four, he started competing with me, and it has been that way ever since,” he said as quoted by Daily Nation. 

Maxwell hopes to join Mang'u High School while Mark hopes to join Alliance Boys High for their secondary education.