Kenyan president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday paid a surprise visit to pupils at a school in the capital, ahead of their exams.
The president visited Westlands Primary School where the pupils were waiting to sit the day’s national exams.
He urged them to perform well in the exams and assured them of free secondary education next year.
“We have done everything we can to ensure that your exams are going to be done in an orderly and transparent manner so that every single child in Kenya has an equal opportunity,” he said.
The excited pupils took the golden opportunity to shake the president’s hands.
Kenya has experienced a spate of violence prompted by the October 26 repeat presidential election which Kenyatta won by over 98%.
The East African country’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the poll.
President Kenyatta had on Monday assured the students that they will benefit from his government’s free secondary program, saying all they needed to do was to succeed in their exams.
This year’s class will be the first to enter secondary school under my Government’s free secondary education programme.
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) October 30, 2017
1,003,556 pupils are sitting the exams countrywide.