- Three of the teenagers reportedly delivered at Kangundo Level 4 hospital on Monday.
Four candidates are sitting their KCSE papers in hospital after giving birth in Machakos county.
Three of the teenagers reportedly delivered at Kangundo Level 4 hospital on Monday while the fourth successfully gave birth at the same facility on Tuesday.
This is according to sources from the facility who confided to the Star since they aren’t authorised to speak to the press.
The quartet are said to be from four different secondary schools within the Kangundo subcounty.
“Three of the candidates were brought into the facility on Monday and delivered before they continued with their examinations while the fourth one came in today, gave birth and sat her papers,” a source told the Star on Tuesday.
Two of the three girls who were admitted to the hospital on Monday were discharged from the facility on Tuesday as two others continued sitting their papers from the facility.
Efforts by reporters to access the maternity wards where the candidates are sitting their papers have been unfruitful following what the facility’s administration terms as ‘strict instructions’ that no media should be allowed to access the candidates.
Machakos County Director of Education Margaret Mwirigi failed to respond to our messages when we sought her comment on the candidates sitting their papers in the hospital.
The teenagers are among the 31, 473 candidates sitting the 2023 KCSE examinations in Machakos county according to the Ministry of Education.