Goldalyn Kakuya Tops Again, Reveals Next Step After Graduation

  • A collage image of Goldalyn Kakuya together with Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura at Brookhouse School (LEFT) and showcasing her awards in 2020 (RIGHT).
    A collage image of Goldalyn Kakuya together with Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura at Brookhouse School (LEFT) and showcasing her awards in 2020 (RIGHT).
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  • 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) top student, Goldalyn Kakuya, has graduated from Brookhouse School after completing her Form Six at the prestigious institution.

    Kakuya was among the top students in her class having attained an A* (star).

    In a statement by nominated Senator, Isaac Mwaura, dated Friday, June 10, the lawmaker stated that the top student expressed desires to study medicine outside the country after her graduation.

    File image of Brookhouse School
    File image of Brookhouse School
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    "Goldalyn Kakuya has finally graduated from Form Six at Brookhouse Karen after five years. She emerged top in 2017’s KCPE being the first with albinism in the country to attain this big feat. 

    "She got an A* (star) and intends to study medicine at a top university abroad," he stated.

    Kakuya received a scholarship to join the international school in 2019 from First Lady Margaret Kenyatta who stated that the sponsorship would cover all academic costs at the institution.

    This was after the KCPE top student met with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House.

    "The First Lady officially opened a library and commissioned a scholarship programme at Brookhouse School, Runda Campus. Top candidates in 2017 and 2018 KCPE Goldalyn Tanga and Olive Wachira were awarded the Margaret Kenyatta Scholarship for their secondary education in the school," read the statement by State House then.

    Prior to joining Brookhouse, Kakuya was studying at Kenya High School and had just completed Form One.

    In 2020, Kakuya made headlines after her results emerged on social media. She had scored 8 A*s and two As in the IGCSE exams.

    The head teacher, Eric Mulindi, stated that Kakuya was among their top performers, crediting her exemplary performance to the hard work and discipline 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,” stated Mulindi.

    Kakuya scored 453 marks in the 2017 national examinations.

    KCPE 2017 top candidate Goldalyn Kakuya (far right) receives her scholarship from First Lady Margaret Kenyatta
    KCPE 2017 top candidate Goldalyn Kakuya (far right) receives her scholarship from First Lady Margaret Kenyatta
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