Moses Wafula, an inmate at Bungoma GK Prison won a bet they had placed with her daughter, Elizabeth Wanambisi, over the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
Wafula was among various inmates who sat for the exam at the prison. He had vowed to defeat his daughter, who also sat for the exam.
The 52-year-old scored a total of 294 marks while his daughter, 13, scored a total of 210 marks.
The father of 10 is in prison for the murder of his neighbour and is serving a 12-year-jail term.
The inmate noted that he did his Class Seven exam in 1983, but decided to redo the national exam to further his knowledge.
On her part, Wanambisi conceded defeat from her father pointing out that she will repay when they sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
She celebrated scoring 210 marks.
“I come from a very humble background. Even for me to score the 210 marks, I had to endure hardships, including using a paraffin lantern to read,” said the 13-year-old.
Her mother, Doreen Mwambisi, agreed that life has been hard ever since her husband was jailed.
“I am currently jobless, and would appreciate if well-wishers come to my rescue,” she appealed.