After the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results were released on 28 March 2022, many Facebook users took to social media to congratulate those who did well.
But others took aim at a minor already popular on social media.
On 28 March the page posted: “Reverend Victor Githu who prophesied that he saw single mothers from Kenya burning in hell while Kisii and Kambas walked naked has scored 227 marks in KCPE results. He scored 96, an A in CRE. What words of encouragement would you wish him.”
The Kisii and Kamba are ethnic groups in Kenya. While 227 out of 500 overall is an unimpressive KCPE result, the post is suggesting Kithu got a high mark for Christian Religious Education, or CRE.
The Kenya Max News post was widely shared. Some took the opportunity to ridicule the boy, while others encouraged him not to lose hope because of the reported results.
But did the 12-year-old even write the national exams and did he score 227? We checked.
‘I am in grade 6’
“When did I become a candidate? That's my question. How did I even do KCPE? They are just rumours,” he said.
“I am in grade 6. Do not believe in such things. I have not done KCPE and I don't even know how it looks,” he added.
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