Little-known New Life Academy in Nyahururu town has produced the best pupil in last year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations in Laikipia county. Elvis Wanjohi, 12, scored 433 marks out of the possible 500.
His relatives, the school community and Nyahururu residents thronged into the institution situated at Site Phase II estate for celebrations. This is the fourth year since the school's pupils started sitting the annual KCPE examinations.
"This came as a surprise to us because the Kenya National Examination Council had earlier declined to register him due to his tender age," said Wanjohi's mother Caroline Karungari. Wanjohi attributed his success to God, hard work and his teachers' dedication.
He hopes to join Alliance High School, which is his dream school."I will later pursue a degree in neurosurgery to help many Kenyans who are suffering," Wanjohi said.
Karungari said her son had been active at school and at home but it was a surprise that he has emerged number one.The school director Pastor Ken Ogalle said Wanjohi is an active boy and thanked the teachers for their cooperation.The institution is known for supporting the needy in the society.