For almost a decade, former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale’s name has hit the headlines whenever results of national exams are announced.
It should be noted that for the past nine years, Khalwale has registered one or two children in major national examinations with exception of 2015.
From the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education to university level, the bullfighter has always proudly announced to the world how academically gifted his children are.
For instance, in the just-released KCPE 2021 results by Education CS George Magoha on Monday, March 28, the career gynecologist’s daughter Melissa Khamwenyi Khalwale emerged among the top scooping 402 marks.
Melissa, who sat the national test at the Kakamega Hill Junior School, scored 402 marks out of the possible 500 marks.
She scored a mean grade of 80.4 points, registering four straight As and one B in the five-subject test.
In 2014, Linda Khalwale was among the top performers after scooping 428 marks in the KCPE.
While Kenyans took to social media to chide Khalwale for having at least one candidate in almost every academic calendar since 2014, city lawyer Donald Kipkorir on the other side congratulated the former legislator for the genius of his children.
“We may disagree with Boni Khalwale on politics, but I give it to him for the prodigy of his progeny. Each year since KCPE and KCSE began in Kenya under the 8-4-4 System, Khalwale has had a child in both exams each year and they all pass with A’s. Congratulations Bullfighter,” the lawyer wrote.
Here is how Boni Khalwale’s kids have performed in the last nine years:
In 2016, the former senator celebrated Engine Kakuste Khalwale scored 400 marks.
Katuste later joined Alliance Girls where she got a B plus in the 2021 KCSE despite the COVID-19 pandemic which paralyzed learning activities for the better part of her four-year stay at high school.
In 2017, the Politician also publicly congratulated his daughter and son for scoring over 400 marks. Flava Khalwale (girl) and Steve Khalwale scored 407 and 406 marks in KCPE respectively.
The following year, Khalwale again took to Twitter to celebrate her daughter’s exemplary performance. Gift Atubukha Khalwale got 396 marks out of a possible 500.
In 2021, the former legislator was elated after his daughter Inger Imbuhila graduated with a BSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi.