Abdi Mohammed Warsamed, Isiolo Barracks Secondary School student who collapsed while taking his Mathematics test, has surprised many after emerging the best performer in the County.
Mr Warsamed, who attained A- (Minus) of 76 points, passed out over lack of enough sleep and poor feeding but after being attended by a nurse at the school gained consciousness and went on with the exam unaware that he would top the county.
The 17-year-old who hails from Wabera ward says his success, is a dream come true since he always dreamt of performing well in his exams, attributing it to hard work, prayer and commitment.
“I used to wake up early to study; sometimes I would not sleep at all because I wanted to perform well,” he told journalists.
The firstborn in a family of eight had since joining form one at the school in 2017 registered commendable results in exams and was hopeful the trend would continue in KCSE though he got B (Plain) in his Mock exams.
His guardian Mr Abdi Abdulahi termed it a well deserved success noting that his son was hardworking and always committed in his studies.
“I only encouraged him to work hard and he did and I am happy that he is the best in the county,” he said adding that he was disciplined throughout the four years.
Mr Warsamed who scored 291 marks at Dida Abakiri Primary School in Garbatulla sub-county before joining the Secondary School intends to pursue Medicine in University.
The School principal, Mr Fredrick Gitonga hailed the student for posting better grade than last year’s of B (Minus).
He attributed the performance to the teachers commitment and parents cooperation, noting that syllabus had been completed by December allowing learners enough time to revise for KCSE exams.