Job Ombima from Kakamega County, who regained his sight only three days to KCPE surprised his family when he scored 329 marks.
The boy had been out of class for close to six months when he turned blind after developing a boil behind his eye.
Anne Ombima, the mother of the boy from the poverty-stricken family, thanked God for the miracle and now wants well-wishers to help her pay her son’s secondary education.
Kakamega Little Lilies Academy Director Geit Amahwa (right) congratulates Job Ombima, who scored 329 marks in KCPE examinations
In an interview with The Standard, he explained how he had been in and out of 10 different hospitals but the efforts to had been futile.
“His health had started deteriorating after the incident and we even reported to education officials that we had a special candidate who was blind,” stated the Kakamega Little Lilies Academy headteacher Josephine Ouna.
She told journalists that two weeks to the start of the examinations, the candidate requested to return to school. He was allowed back but had to be helped to bath, wash his clothes, feed and walk around the school.
According to the institution’s Director Gait Amahwa, fellow candidates and teachers had agreed to fast and pray for the 15-year-old to regain his sight.
His mother explained that Ombima’s three elder brothers had also experienced problems before sitting for national exams.
His eldest brother, while in Form Four, ran berserk and did not sit the exams. The second born became ill in Class Eight first term and dropped out of school. The third born dropped out of school in Class Seven.
The family attributed the recurring unfortunate incidences to possible witchcraft.