Following the release of Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education (KCPE) on Monday, a bizarre incident happened in Nanyuki as identical twins scored the same marks.
Sitting their exams at St Christopher School in Nanyuki, Mark Teric Gachau and Maxwell Gachau got 400 marks out of the possible 500 marks.
According to the school headteacher Agnes Nkiria, the two recorded difference performances in their previous exams.
“They did not exactly tie in the exams. Mark Teric was index 008 while Maxwell was 022. They performed well since Maxwell would get around 390 to 400 marks while Mark Teric never went below 400 marks,” she said.
Maxwell attributed his motivation from his parents and his brother who encouraged him to work hard.
“When we were in lower primary I was always ahead of him but then when we got to class four he started competing with me and it has been that way ever since,” he said.
He hopes to join Mang’u High School and thereafter pursue a career in aviation as a pilot.
For Mark, he revealed that he fell ill during his second term but thanked his parents and brother who supported him throughout the time he was sick.
“ I expected more than what I got but I was out of school for the second term, which took me some time to catch up but am happy that my health is restored and that I still did well.
My parents supported me when I was sick. I know that it was tough for my brother as well but he continued to help me keep up with school and I’m grateful,” he said.
He added that he hopes to join Alliance Boys High School and achieve his dream of being a doctor .