A 57-year-old bishop in Embu County is among thousands of candidate sitting their KCSE examinations this year.
John Rutere Mugo, a father of two who preaches at Yahweh Restoration Assembly in Gikuuri, Runyenje constituency is sitting his exam papers at DEB Kangaru Secondary School in Embu West.
Bishop Mugo says he resumed his studies because of his passion for English so that he could read and interpret the Bible towards spreading the gospel.
Mugo had dropped out from school in Standard 6 following a tough environment they had been put to by their stepmother who he says did not want to see their progress.
After their father separated from the mom, Mugo returned to school years after as the parent and sat for his KCPE exams in 2018.
The father of two says he has been able to go to school with the help of his church which has been giving him financial aid, as well as his wife whom he says, was against the idea at first but later warmed up to it.
Mugo has been studying as a private candidate through adult education in Embu town and his future ambitions include pursuing theology and attaining more wisdom in reading the Word and interpreting it.
While acknowledging that it has not been an easy experience studying while taking care of his family, he has urged parents to support and ensure their children study at a young age.
“My advice to pupils and to their parents is to ensure they study at a young age following challenges I have experienced studying while taking care of my family. It has not been easy “he says.