It was all smiles for Alice Cherono, a single mother, after her twin sons gifted her with immeasurable joy as they emerged with straight As of 83 points in the just released 2015 KCSE results.
The elated 47-year old could not hide her joy as she walked in to Nation Media Group’s offices in Mombasa sandwiched between her boys, Safari Rezique and Santa Rezique, on Thursday.
“I am so happy with the achievement of my sons. They have both been disciplined since standard six waking up from 5am to read and revise on their own,” said Ms Cherono who is a Tour guide based in the Coast region.
The twins, born on October 29, 1996, said they used to study together at Kabarak High School Nakuru where they were both coincidentally called to join after their KCPE.
“I thank God for my results. I was very nervous on Wednesday night and even slept early but today at 9am we got the results that we had passed,” said Safari.
Santa, the more reserved of the two also expressed his joy at his results and thanked God and his former teachers for the teamwork and support.
The twins however have different career aspirations.
Safari, who loves to sing and dance has already recorded a song and would like to pursue a career in Music and Dance while Santa, a computer genius, would like to pursue a career in Medicine.
Ms Cherono said even though Safari has always loved dancing, he has managed to balance his passion for music and studies to ensure he attains high grades in school.
She added that their top performance in school dates back to their childhood and that they both scored above 400 marks in the 2011 KCPE examinations.
The twins however, regret that owing to their different aspirations, they will end up in different institutions of higher learning.
Elsewhere, Hussein Hassan Omar, from Light Academy Mombasa, clinched straight A's of 82 points to emerge the best student in the school.
The Nation crew found the 20-year old Omar working at their family business at Al Hashimiya Supermarket in Malindi town.
The shy young man was emotional as he came to terms with the news that he was the top boy in the school.
Surrounded by his relatives who included his elated father Hussein Sheikh Omar, an Uncle Hassan Omar and co-workers, he said he was now focused on joining University to pursue a course in business management.
He said of his win: "I feel awesome and I must first thank God who guided me through this success, my teachers, family and colleagues and I wish them all the best in their endevours.''
Omar had a message for other candidates: "You must be united and work hard in your studies, so that you can do well in your examinations.''
His father described his fourth born as a hardworking and disciplined young man adding that he was very proud of him.