The daughters of Deputy President William Ruto and former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale were among the top performers in the just-released KCPE results.
Ruto’s daughter Abby Cherop Ruto scored 406 marks out of a possible 500 marks to emerge as one of the top performers at Greenvale School based in Uasin Gishu county.
The 13-year-old’s mother, Prisca Chemutai Bett, attributed her daughter’s success to hard work and support from her father.
“I know he(Ruto) has received the news. He is yet to send a congratulatory message but when he gets time I know he will. He has been very supportive and we appreciate his effort,” Chemutai said.
Elsewhere, Kwalwale took to Twitter on Tuesday to congratulate his daughter Gift Atubukha Khalwale after she scored 396 marks.
“For these blessings, I thank God, my family & our hard working teachers. Congratulations my Tubu!” the bullfighter tweeted.
Kwalwale did the same in 2014 – when his daughter Linda Lichuma Khalwale scored 428 marks, and again in 2017 -when his daughter and son scored 407 and 406 marks -, and again last year after his daughter Olivia Sabayi Khalwale scored 359.
Last year still, Khalwale congratulated his daughter Linda Lichuma after she scored A-minus in KCSE.
As a result, Kenyans on Twitter wondered just how many children does the politician have. Currently, we know of at least 5 kids. Even Wikipedia is not sure as it indicates that Boni has several children.
Below are some Twitter reactions.
Kwani umwami uko na watoto wangapi. Kila year una congratulate your kids ..khai
— I changed my Name 💙 (@jackwereW) November 18, 2019
Daktari uko na contract na KNEC, kila mwaka ukuwe na candidate?
— Fafa Mukuru💦 (@osoroKE) November 18, 2019
Kwan you want to make your own Constituency Mheshimiwa? How many kids do you have Buana ???
— Mesh™ © (@meshackmusyoky) November 18, 2019
We knew you could never miss a candidate. Congratulations Gift Khalwale!
— Charles Wahinya™🇰🇪 (@Charleswahinya_) November 18, 2019
Every yr uko na candidate tangu simeone nyachae akiwa minister fr education
— sammy 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@sammy_kg) November 18, 2019
Please, please! First send congratulations. Secondly, remember that Kenya is short of 3 million people to reach 50 million.
— Dominic WALUBENGO (@waluwande) November 18, 2019
Huyu mtu ako na watoto wangapi 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 This is irresponsible!!!
— Nthalamy (@Amina_bellisimo) November 18, 2019
Boni has a kid doing exam every year & they all perform 👏👏👍🎉
— SultanBmw (@CrispuzKamiri) November 18, 2019
Congratulations to Gift!!
Boni please after this one you need to wait to congratulate ours. Yako sasa tusisikie wa KCPE tena. Otherwise, make it known how many more are still remaining tusonge tukijua
— Clement Police (@cotendoh) November 18, 2019