Identical twins Jason and Jesse Kamwaro. They scored 84 and 82 points, respectively. [Courtesy]

In KCPE, the twins scored 407 and 409 marks before joining the same high school. 

The brothers said they have been studying and revising together, competing in research and learning.

Modachi Okumu and Timothy Kariuki

A set of identical twins from Murang'a county has become the pride of their family after achieving top grades in the recently released KCSE exams.

The two brothers, who were students at Pioneer School, were among the four candidates who scored grade A, leading the pack of 263 candidates.

Jason and Jesse Kamwaro scored 84 and 82 points, respectively, and both plan to pursue computer science.

“We are elated that we managed to perform well in KCSE. We have been challenging one another to achieve this goal,” said Jason.

But the two revealed that it's not a surprise that they scored the same grade given that they took similar subjects and have consistently posted similar academic performances since they were children.

In KCPE, the twins scored 407 and 409 marks before proceeding to join the same high school.

Their parents, Esther and Samuel Kamwaro, could not hide their joy and praised them for their hard work and discipline.

The school's deputy principal, Daniel Mwaura, explained that 200 out of 263 candidates scored C+ and above, attributing the success to a good partnership between teachers, parents, and students.

All the students who scored grades A and A- were awarded Sh.100,000 each by the school's proprietor, Dr. P.K. Munga.

Meanwhile, two sets of twins from Kirimunge Day School in Kirinyaga central sub-county beat the odds after they scored A minus and B plain. Identical twins Davis Njoka and Dennis Muthii scored A- while fraternal twins Alice Wangui and Ann Wanjiku scored B.

Njoka and Muthii attended the day secondary school, which is four kilometres away from their homes, and attained an A- of 79 and 76 points respectively.

Speaking at their home in Kiaga, the siblings said they were disappointed to be taken to the day school after their parents were unable to enroll them in Kerugoya and Kianyaga boys, respectively, having attained over 350 marks in KCPE.

"We have gone through a lot of challenges, like being sent home frequently due to a lack of school fees, but we have been doing our best to study," Muthii said.

The brothers said they have been studying and revising together, competing in research and learning, and consistently achieving the same grades of B plain, B plus, and A minus in consecutive exams.

"Our teachers gave us advice, and our aunt was able to guide us to achieve the best," Njoka said.

Njoka is now seeking to join the university and study law while Muthii wants to study chemical engineering.

In the same village, twins Alice Wangui and Ann Wanjiku are celebrating attaining a mean grade of B, having also attended Kirimunge Secondary School. 

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