Identical twins Immaculate and Grace Kahiga each scored 402 points in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
The two, known as the “Queens of Mathematics”, became Maryhill Girls entered high school in Thika, although I chose different institutions. Grace had chosen Maryhill while Immaculate chose Pangani Girls in Nairobi, but Providence may see them enrolled in the same school.
The news came for the family in Kitengela, County Kajiado, pleasantly surprising. With similar interests and ambitions, appointment to the same institutions will help the twins continue the bond they have enjoyed since birth.
The carefree teenagers with ready smiles have never been apart, wore similar outfits and enjoyed similar pastimes.
“There was a time when they got separated from their teachers in seventh grade and, shockingly, fell ill at the same time … the teachers had to bring them back together quickly and the recovery was remarkable, “said her mother, Ms. Marion Njoki.
Admitted to the high-performing Gilgil Hills Academy for elementary school, it was a rocking match between the two as they did in internal exams, but remained consistently above 400 .
Got similar grades
“She either hit me or the other way around,” said Immaculate.
What baffled the teachers? were her compositional skills and her skills in writing Insha (Swahili composition).
“They wrote similar headlines and analogous phrases. It was shocking to the teachers, ”added her mother.
The teenagers who were hoping to get a spot at Kenya High School also had their mischievous moments when Immaculate offered punishment to take herself on behalf of her sister. But their camaraderie almost ended when Grace refused to do homework for her “tired” twin.
“It was no surprise to us to get similar grades. We worked really hard to achieve impressive results, “said Grace.
The two look forward to enjoying their unbreakable bond in secondary school.
” We’re both nervous as well as anxious. “Grace added.
Despite her successes, her mother is worried about her education as her husband has been bedridden for months. She hopes a well-wisher will come to her aid before the twins go to school.
Hundreds of kilometers away, in the counties of Kisumu and Siaya, two more pairs of twins are among the best KCPE candidates of 2020 who have been accepted into their national dream schools.
Emmanuel and Wayne Isanda from Kisumu County are entering Alliance High School with 415 and 412 points, respectively. They took exams at Imperial Primary School in Kisii County.
Your family was longing for the selection waited for first grade for fear that they would be in separate schools News of her admission to the school of her choice was a relief, even though her mother was hospitalized in Kisumu after an illness. She was released yesterday.
In Siaya County, Dan Wesley Ouma and his twin brother Meshack Brown Ouma from Got Kokwiri Village will be entering Maseno School. Dan got 407 points, his brother 404 points.
Hard work paid off
The teenagers took the exams at Mwadi Elementary School in Yala, Gem subdistrict.
“We thank God that our wish has been granted and we will do everything we can to make sure we achieve our dreams,” said Meshack, the younger of the two, at the family home yesterday.
The boys woke up at 4 a.m., read, and then started preparing for school around 5 a.m. At 5:30 a.m. they would leave the house to walk the two kilometers to school. In the evening they left school at 6:30 p.m., helped with housework and then studied until 11:30 p.m. Your hard work has paid off.
While Meshack wants to be a surgeon, Wesley wants to go to engineering.
Her father believes it helped nickname his sons titles to perform well.
“I used to call you an engineer and a doctor,” said Mr Ouma.
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“Double joy comes with double responsibility, so I ask the well-wishers to come to my aid because I don’t want to disappoint my sons. I hope God will make a way,” said Mr. Ouma .
The retiree, who is now a smallholder, told the nation that he must raise a total of Sh150,000 for fees, uniforms, and other expenses.
By Macharia Mwangi, Rushdie Oudia and Elizabeth Ojina