• The student will be allowed to continue with her exams.
A KCPE candidate from Tharaka Nithi constituency has given birth hours after the National exams began.
The candidate welcomed her baby on Monday morning at the Marimanti Hospital before starting the Mathematics paper.
Area Education Director Salecio Maringe says the candidate will continue to write her exam from the hospital.
She's among 2,147 candidates sitting for KCPE in Tharaka North sub-county.
The national exams kicked off on Monday morning, as over 2.5 million candidates will sit the KCPE and KPSEA exams countrywide.
Education officials and Cabinet Secretaries graced the morning cold on Monday to witness the opening of exam containers and distribution of materials across the country.
More than 3 million students are prepared to sit the national exams this month.
Grade 6 has more than 1.6 million registered candidates for Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exam.
On Friday, learners were taken through rehearsal as teachers checked compliance with exam regulations.
As it stands, primary schools will have two exam sections, for Standard 8 and Grade 6 pupils.
Standard 8 candidates will sit Mathematics, English language and Composition papers on Monday.
Grade 6 pupils will start with Mathematics and English papers on Monday.