Meet Goldalyn Kakuya girl Who Topped KCPE Exams In 2017

Goldalyn Kakuya captured nationwide attention with her remarkable performance in the 2017 Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education examination, achieving an impressive 455 marks out of 500. Her academic journey commenced at St Anne’s Academy in Kakamega County, where she sat for her KCPE exams.

Fast forward four years, anticipation ran high among many Kenyans eagerly awaiting the announcement of the 2021 KCSE outcomes by the late Prof George Magoha, the one-time Education Cabinet Secretary. However, to their surprise, Kakuya’s name was conspicuously absent from the list.

Contrary to expectations, Kakuya did not take the 2021 KCSE due to her transition from the 8-4-4 system to the IGCSE system.

Supported by Margaret Kenyatta, Kakuya pursued her education at Brook House School Karen, focusing on the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

Transitioning to a prestigious institution after initially attending Kenya High School in 2018, Kakuya moved to Year 10, aligning with her previous academic level under the 8-4-4 system.

Notably, Kakuya, as the first girl with albinism to excel in the KCPE exams, upheld her academic excellence within the IGCSE framework. In the school’s Year 11 exams in 2020, she ranked second, behind Sean Theuri.

Demonstrating exceptional performance, Kakuya garnered outstanding grades in the year’s exams, securing eight A*s and two As. The rigorous curriculum at the school, encompassing courses such as mathematics, English language, English literature, and at least one science subject, underscored her academic prowess.

Kakuya’s achievements garnered widespread admiration, with notable figures like former President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta expressing their admiration for her stellar performance.