The 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) top candidate, Goldalyn Kakuya Tanga completed her Form 6 studies at Brookhouse International School in June 2022.
She emerged with with an A*, featuring among the top bright students in the school. The girl had been studying at the school for 5 years since 2018 when she left Kenya High School, in form 2, for Brookhouse.
Yesterday she was awarded her graduation certificate, making herself, her family and friends proud. Goldalyn’s ambition is to study medicine at a top university in the world. In attendance at the ceremony was nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura.
“Goldalyn Kakuya has finally graduated from Form six at Brookhouse after 5 good years. She got an A* and intends to study medicine at an International University. Today I joined her and her family and friends in celebrating this victory. Congratulations to her!”
The senator wrote on his Facebook account.
Fame hit Goldalyn when she topped the country in her KCPE with 455 marks, scoring As in all subjects and being the first Kenyan with albinism to top the national exam at just 14 years of age.
Kenyans from all walks across the country lauded and appreciated her. She stated in an interview that she dreamt of becoming a psychotherapist and an advocate for people living with albinism.
At the time, she said,
“I’m really thankful to all those who supported me through this journey but don’t just celebrate me, let’s celebrate albinism and embrace people with disabilities to help them achieve their dreams.”
Her brilliance was also key in leading her to receive so many accolades afterward. After topping the country in 2017 KCSE, Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura presented her with a Kshs. 100,000 cheque for doing the albino community proud.
She and her family were also offered a 5-day holiday package by Bonfire Adventures Company to a destination of their choice. Former President Uhuru Kenyatta invited her and her family to Statehouse. Goldalyn Kakuya is a living testimony that disability is not inability.
Goldalyn joined the Kenya High School in 2018 where she studied her form 1. In form 2, first lady Margret Kenyatta commissioned a scholarship program at Brookhouse school.
She was one of the two beneficiaries of the scholarship that covered all costs at the school. In 2020, she made headlines when her IGCSE results emerged on social media. She had scored 2 As and 8 A*s.
Headteacher Eric Mulindi stated that Kakuya was among their top performers and she always posted great results, she was hardworking and disciplined.
“We are proud of our students as they set off on the next step of their journeys. These results would not have been possible without the dedication of our teaching staff, who consistently go above and beyond for our students.”