- A policeman was pictured lovingly babysitting a child whose mother was doing her KCPE exam
- One of the teachers in the school said the police officer had ostensibly fallen in love with the child as he took of him with ease
- KCPE candidates concluded their papers on Wednesday, March 24, after the three-day examination period
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A Kenyan police officer has warmed hearts after he was spotted helping a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate take care of her baby as she sat for the national tests.
The KCPE exams kicked off on Monday, March 22, and several cases of pupils giving birth or sitting for the papers while expectant have been reported.
In the heartwarming video shared by Inooro TV, the policeman was seen cuddling the little child who was covered in a leso as the mother wrote her final paper in the exam room.
One of the teachers of the school said the law enforcer had seemingly fallen in love with the baby as he willingly and lovingly babysat and with so much ease.
"He fell in love with this baby because he has been it and so proud of it. This is also building self-esteem to this mother who became expectant," the teacher said.
This happened as KCPE candidates concluded their papers on Wednesday, March 24, after the three-day examination period.
On Tuesday, March 23, a candidate at Pesi Primary School in Abadares, Nyandarua county, died shortly after giving birth.
Confirming the incident, Nyandarua County Commissioner Benson Leparmorijpo said the learner succumbed to excessive bleeding on Tuesday afternoon.
The student had earlier been rushed to Pesi Dispensary after going into labour just before writing her Science exam.
The learner who was studying at Oyola Primary School had developed labour pains as she was preparing to sit for her Mathematics paper on Monday, March 22.
Caregivers monitored and helped the young girl safely deliver a baby boy before being allowed to continue with her examination at the said health facility under the care of the nurses.
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Source: Yen Newspaper