Goldalyn Kakuya: 2017 Top KCPE Candidate Emerges Top in IGCSE Exams

  • Goldalyn Kakuya poses with an award at Brookhouse School
    Goldalyn Kakuya poses with an award at Brookhouse School
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  • Three years after making headlines as the top candidate nationally in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations, Goldalyn Kakuya continues to achieve new milestones.


    Kakuya, who joined Brookhouse School in 2019 emerged as the institution's second-best candidate in the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education – IGCSE exams for the 2020 academic year.


    She joined Brookhouse as a beneficiary of the Margaret Kenyatta Scholarship after initially joining Kenya High School in Form 1.


    Kakuya recorded 8 A*s and two As in the IGCSE exams. Her impressive results saw her congratulated by numerous Kenyans who had followed her journey in recent years.


    Goldalyn Kakuya (far right) pictured with first lady Margaret Kenyatta when she received a scholarship in 2019
    Goldalyn Kakuya (far right) pictured with first lady Margaret Kenyatta when she received a scholarship in 2019
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    Brookhouse Schools Head teacher Eric Mulindi stated that the results were an indicator of the work that went on behind the scenes at the institution.


    "We are proud of our students as they set off on the next step of their journeys. These results would not have been possible without the dedication of our teaching staff, who consistently go above and beyond for our students,” he stated.


    Among those who congratulated Kakuya was nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura, who also chairs the Albinism Society of Kenya.


    "Our little girl is still topping in her class with straight As. Glad to have been her destiny connector to study at the prestigious Brookhouse School courtesy of the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, after we took her to meet the President. Truly proud of her," he wrote.


    Kakuya attracted immense media attention after emerging as the top candidate in 2017, with her story inspiring many.


    At the time, a 14-year old Kakuya told reporters that she dreamt of becoming a psychotherapist.


    She further urged those celebrating her to accord the same respect and positive attitude towards others like herself living with albinism.


    “I'm really thankful to all those who supported me through this journey but don’t just celebrate me, let’s celebrate albinism and embrace people with disabilities to help them achieve their dreams," she was quoted stating in November 2017.


    File image of Brookhouse School
    File image of Brookhouse School
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