Jubilation at St. Mary’s Girls Igoji as twins score same top grade

The twins, Ruth Ndanu and Rachel Mumbe, who both scored A at St Mary's Girls Igoji in Meru County.

Meru County is in awe after a set of twins attained the same grade A of 83 points in the recently released 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results.

The entire St. Mary’s Girls Igoji fraternity broke into song and dance after realizing the twins’ sterling performance.

Ruth Ndanu and Rachel Mumbe shed tears of joy and attributed their outstanding performance to teachers, their parents and hard work.

They said their success did not come as a surprise because they had put a lot of effort into their studies.

The 18-year-olds hailed the school management for supporting them up to the last minute when they sat for the national examinations.

“We were in separate classrooms, but we did spend a lot of time in one another’s class to exchange notes. Our teachers helped us a lot,” said Ndanu.

Surprisingly, the two want to pursue Data Engineering at the university.

“Both of us are going to do Data Engineering because we recognize that the globe is being driven by technology,” she added.

Principal Florence Mutwiri lauded the two saying they were humble and a good example to others.

“The twins were great students. I have never come across such humble characters. These were girls who were not showy, who did not even brag that they were topping their class. They were invisible but they knew what they were doing,” said Mutwiri.

Mumbe said that their parents and teachers consistently encouraged them to do better.

“I am so happy now that we have seen the result of our hard work. I had expected to do well because of the hard work in studies and cooperation with teachers and other students,” she said.

Their mother is a college teacher while their father is a farmer.

By John Majau

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