Robinson Simiyu Wanjala, the top 2020 KCSE candidate, has spoken after Education CS George Magoha released the exams.
Wanjala, who spoke to Citizen TV, noted that he didn’t expect he would lead in the just concluded KCSE exams despite working hard and smart.
The former student of Murang’a High School topped the entire class of 2020, which had 747, 171 by garnering 87.334 points.
Wanjala additionally stated he couldn’t wait to join the University of Nairobi (UoN) to study medicine. He wishes to become a surgeon before advancing to specialise in cancer management and treatment.
“I was nervous after receiving the news through television. I was lost for words and surprised while seated at home with my family. We were having lunch, but because of tension, I could eat my food. I would love to take a course in medicine at the University of Nairobi,” stated Wanjala.
The top student added that he couldn’t access academic material after the pandemic struck in 2020 but kept the faith.
He advised everyone to keep the faith and stick to his or her dreams. Wanjala’s father said that his son was always focused and hardworking; hence they expected good results.
“Right from primary school, Robin has always worked hard in his studies. Robin joined Murang’a high school from Gachie primary and remained focused in his studies,” narrated his father.
Simiyu led the group, while Sharon Chepng’eno and Wasonga Allan came in second with a tie of 87.173 points.
CS Magoha cited all 47,171 candidates would get an opportunity to join an institution of higher learning through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).