A teenage girl has named her newborn baby after Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed following her delivery shortly before beginning her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination on Tuesday.
Sarah Nekesa, a 15-year-old pupil at St. Patrick’s Primary school on the outskirts of Kericho town, is sitting her examination at Kericho Nursing Home where she was rushed after going into labour on Monday night.
Speaking to the press from her hospital bed, she exuded confidence that she will still perform well in the examination and proceed to secondary school.
Nekesa said she did not imagine that her due date would come early since health personnel at her previous clinic had informed her that she was due on November 15.
Kericho sub-county Education Officer Moses Okeya said arrangements had been made to allow Nekesa complete her examination at the hospital without any difficulties.
Elsewhere, a candidate at Voroni Primary School in Kwale County gave birth to a boy after the national examinations began on Tuesday.
Kwale County Commissioner Karuku Ngumo said the pupil started having labour pains earlier in the day and was taken to Kwale Hospital.
“We are happy that the girl delivered without any complications,” a source at the hospital said, adding that she wrote the mathematics test from her hospital bed.