Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen gifted top five students of Sing’ore Girls’ high school with a ten-minute chopper ride.

Murkomen said via Twitter on Saturday said that the short flight was aimed at encouraging young girls to work hard in school.

“As a reward for their exemplary performance, I offered a ten minutes chopper ride to the top five students.

“I am told it has motivated and excited the student community. Viva Sing’ore Girls! Viva EMC!” Murkomen tweeted.


The senators’ followers praised him for the move.

Chris Bett said: “I am sure they are committed to being better people than they were yesterday after your visit. Better thoughts. Better decisions. Better actions…”

Mali Davy said: “Kipchumba, after this go back to the village pick five youths and give them jobs or start small business for them, hii ni upuzi na utoto,”

Eliud Kinyua said: “Educate a girl and you educate a community.”

Peter Saina said: “Good work our super senator, you will continue going higher and higher. I am your fan no 1.”

Sing’ore Girls beat academic giants such as Alliance Girls, Kenya High, Mangu when it topped the 2017 KCPE with a 69.9 mean score.

Mombasa’s Light Academy was second with 69.1 points while Alliance Girls school emerged third with 68.6 points.