A Nairobi family is overjoyed after learning that their twins scored the same in the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results, which were confirmed yesterday.
Bett Lindsey Kiprotich and her fraternal twin Bett Lee Kiprotich both scored 414 points, just 14 points behind Gilgil Hills Academy’s top student Magata Bruce Makenzi.
Bett Lindsey Kiprotich and Bett Lee Kiprotich, both of Mountain View School in Nairobi, were overjoyed with the findings, as were their parents.
Lindsey claims that despite being in the same class as her twin brother, they had never tied before, and that this came as a shock to her.
“In class, I used to be on top of him,” she recalls. “I was shocked when these results came in; we had never even tied in class before, but I am pleased with the outcome.”
She goes on to claim that mathematics was the only subject in which they had a tie, which was visible even in their KCPE scores, when they both earned 85.
“On occasion, he’d get a 380 and I’d get a 410, which is the first time it’s happened,” she explained. “We’d only tie in Math if we both got a perfect score of 100 or 95 percent.”
Bett Lee scored 89A in English, 85A in Kiswahili, 85A in Mathematics, 75A in Science, and 80A in Social Studies and Religious Studies for a total of 414 points.
Bett Lindsey, on the other hand, received 414 points after scoring 86A in English, 82A in Kiswahili, 85A in Mathematics, 76A in Science, 85A in Social Studies, and 85A in Religious Studies.
Lindsey wishes to attend The Kenya High School, while her brother, who is completing initiation in Kericho, wishes to attend Mang’u High School.