Victors Junior Academy in Mwingi town produced the top girl in last year's KCPE in Kitui county. Thirteen year old Faith Ndinda Munywoki scored 408 marks.
Speaking to the Star yesterday at her home, Ndinda attributed her sterling performance to the material and moral support she has constantly received from her parents and teachers.
She said she already has an idea of what she wants in life. "First, I would like to go to Kenya High School then continue with my studies so that I can become a surgeon," she said.
Her father Francis Munywoki said Ndinda had made them very proud by working hard and becoming the top girl in Kitui. Her mother Judith Munyoki said since Ndinda had done her part and passed the exams, as parents they would try to ensure she attains her dreams.
Speaking at the school, Victor Academy's director John Mugo said the school was very pleased with the KCPE results. He said he had expected Ndinda to score even higher because she has always been a high achiever and top performer.
The school head teacher Hassan Ramadhan said 21 students sat for KCPE and attained a mean score of 350 marks. He said he had expected the class to perform better because they were well prepared and were a disciplined lot.
The top boy in Kitui was Mwanbu Kevin Nzuki of Atongoi Academy who scored 412 marks. As in other parts of the country, four of the five top schools in Mwingi and Kitui counties were academies.
They were Mui Kings Academy, Migwani Tumaini Academy, Precious Moment Academy, Kang- inga Oasis Academy and St. Michael Academy in that order.