A 78-year-old man is one of the Kenya Certificate of Pupils Education candidates who are doing their national exams this year. Isaac Kinyua is the oldest pupil to sit for the national exams this year. Kinyua sat for his Maths, English, and Composition papers on Monday, 22nd March 2021 at Meru main prison.
Isaac Kinyua is facing charges of forgery whose verdict shall be in May this year. He is being held at Meru remand prison for the rest of the period to his judgment day. According to Standard, Kinyua said that his desire to sit for the Primary school national exams was inspired by previous candidates who sat for the paper at a very old age.
The late Kimani Maruge who sat for KCPE at the age of 84 is the role model to Kinyua.
KCPE exams kicked off yesterday on Monday 22nd and will be expected to end tomorrow on Wednesday 24th March. Kinyua will be sitting for Science, Kiswahili, and Insha papers today before he completes his primary education tomorrow with Social Studies and religious paper.