Top KCPE twin brothers hope to join Mang'u High

Twin brothers who excelled in this year’s KCPE examination both hope to join Mang’u High, but have different dreams in their career paths.

Bruce Charles Mulama and Henry Lichuma, 14, who sat for their exams from different schools, scored 421 marks and 384 marks, respectively.

Mulama, who wrote his exams from St Anne’s Academy in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia, emerged as the top performer in the county. Lichuma, on the other hand, was among the top performers at Presbyterian School in Embakasi, Nairobi.

Mulama dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon, while his twin brother wants to pursue electrical engineering. The boy’s father Leonard Mulama is an electrical engineer working with Kenya Airports Authority (KAA).

The boys told The Standard on phone that they were excited with the results announced by Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ezekiel Machogu.

Mulama explained how focus on his studies bore fruits.

“I never wasted my time in class. I followed advice from my teachers and dedicated my time to books. I am excited this has borne fruits in my ongoing journey to become a doctor,” he said.

The results, he said, have given him hope that he will join Mangu High and ultimately pursue a career in medicine to become a neurosurgeon.

His brother Lichuma said his father’s title as an engineer has motivated him to work hard and achieve good marks to enable him become an engineer too.

The father of four described his sons as hardworking and calm.

“The sons have been working since childhood. They are calm and people of few words,” he said.

Hellen Nanjala Wachana, the head of St Anne’s Academy Kiminini praised Mulama for topping in the school and Trans Nzoia county.

“He was the most disciplined learner, and he always topped in his class,” Ms Wachana said.