Wimbo wa Historia Girl, Leyla, Excels in KCPE

  • Leyla Mohammed, the girl who hit the headlines on her amazing rendition of Wimbo wa Historia, has equally done well in her studies.

    The songbird scored 308 out of a possible 500 marks in the KCPE 2018.

    This was despite the immense national pressure and attention that she received a few weeks to her final exams.

    Leyla, who hails from Eastleigh, performed a rendition of the patriotic song during this year's Mashujaa Day Celebration at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega County.

    The girl, who previously thrilled Kenyans due to the command in her vocals and confidence, sat for her exams at St Teresia Girls Primary School.

    Elsewhere, 13-year-old Gracious Amani (Amani G), another songbird who shot to fame thanks to her rendition of Alicia Keys' song 'Girl on fire' equally did well.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Amani's mother indicated that Amani scored above average in her KCPE.

    However, she did not reveal the exact marks that the candidate got owing to the attention that the matter is likely to create.

    "She is currently concentrating on her music as she awaits the next step," Amani's mother stated.

    13-year-old gymnast Wendi Waeni who was appointed as the Inspirational and Enthusiastic Young Champion Ambassador by UNICEF scored 340 marks in the 2018 KCPE.

    Announcing the results, CS Amina Mohammed indicated that 12,273 candidates scored 400 marks and above, while 228,414 candidates managed to score 301-400 marks.