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KCSE Candidate Allowed To Sit Exams After Delivery In Siaya County

The ongoing Form four exams have exposed the depth of the girl pregnancy crisis, with hundreds of candidates sitting their papers in maternity wards.

A 20-year-old girl on Thursday gave birth just hours before today's papers kicked off and still had enough energy to sit for her papers.

Confirming the incident, Siaya Deputy police commander Andrew Aballa,said the Ukwala secondary school student developed Labour pains on Wednesday morning.He said the pregnant girl was taken to Bondo sub-county hospital where she delivered a healthy baby girl on Thursday morning at around 6.13 am.

Police and invigilators said the candidate delivered safely and was prepared enough to sit for her today's papers at the hospital.

Anne Atieno,20, who had been studying and revising during her pregnancy, went into labour shortly before today's tests could begin at 8.00 am.

The girl was reportedly said that she took her tests peacefully in her room,with invigilators in place to watch test takers,and keep them from cheating.

Anne said that she did not want to wait until next year to sit for exams,so she took the exams only an hour after her daughter was born.

The 20-year-old's baby girl is said to be doing well, and invigilators say they expect her to sit her remaining tests at the local exam centre for the remaining days.

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Andrew Aballa Anne Anne Atieno KCSE Siaya


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