Humphrey Oduor wished his mother was beside him to celebrate the 405 marks he scored in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). This wasn't possible as his beloved mom died days before the exams started.
While speaking to The Standard, the 14-year-old explained the struggles he has gone through since death struck. However, that didn't stop him to overcome the many hurdles in life to be among the top performers in the country.
"I was overwhelmed, I felt so pained by mother's death. But I knew I had to do my best and make her proud even if she had left us," he said as quoted by the publication.
His mother, Millicent Penty, died of acute pneumonia at Kenyatta National Hospital. They kept the secret from Oduor so as not to disturb him while he was preparing for the national exams.
His father admitted the boy was traumatized after learning about the death but he thank the school management, where his child was, for the mental support they offered his son.
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