The top KCPE student in Embu Telvin Gichuki says he was inspired by opposition leader Raila Odinga and would like to follow in his footsteps and become a civil engineer The 13-year-old boy scored 434 marks out of a possible 500.
Speaking to a local daily, Gichuki said he has been following Raila Odinga’s news whom and described him as a steadfast politician.
“The former Prime Minister has been my role model and inspired me to work hard so that I can a be a civil engineer like him,” Gichuki said. He also added that Mr Odinga left a legacy as minister for Roads, a testament to his excellent civil engineering skills. He believes becoming an engineer will allow him to exploit his talents for infrastructural development.
Gichuki said he owed his success to hard work and obedience as well as massive support from his parents and teachers and that he would like to join Alliance Boys’ High School.