A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate in Garissa County gave birth to a bouncing baby boy moments before sitting for the Wednesday morning paper.

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Dadaab sub-county Education officer Idriss Buthul who confirmed the incident said that the candidate was to sit for her composition paper but was rushed to the hospital.

The Star reports that the candidate who is a refugee was rushed to MSF Hospital in Dagahley refugee camp where she delivered her baby.

Buthul said the candidate is still at MSF Hospital where she is recuperating after giving birth adding that she will sit all her papers at the hospital.

North Eastern Regional Commissioner Mohamed Birik said that they have put measures in place to ensure that there is no exam irregularities after the region had the highest cancellation rates during last year’s national exams.

Birik said only monitors, candidates and security personnel will be allowed near exam centres as KCSE is ongoing to prevent any form of exam malpractices. 

Malpractices happened in the presence of exam managers, invigilators and other officials supervising the exam in all the centres,” Birik said.

1,484 refugees, 1,028 boys and 456 girls, are sitting this year’s KCSE national examinations and Dadaab refugee camp has six exam centres.