The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Naivasha Jail 38 Sit for KCPE

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Thirty-eight inmates including eleven on the death row at the Naivasha Prison will be seating for KCPE which begins today.

"We have a total of 38 candidates seating for KCPE. Eleven of them are on death row, 12 on life sentence and the rest are serving different sentences," said the prison's boss Patrick Mwenda.

He said number had dropped by one. Last year, 39 prisoners sat for the exam. Mwenda said that 20-year-old Joel Abuko was the youngest candidate, while David Githinji is the oldest at 48 years. Mwenda is optimistic they will perform well. this year despite various challenges in the prison.

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