72 KCSE candidates in Kitui are expectant and another 38 gave birth on the eve of the exam and on Monday.
According to county director of education Salesa Adano, this could be the highest number recorded in the country so far.
“We are talking of more than 100 school girls. The number is soo high and shocking. It is sad that it could be the highest in the country,” says Adano.
Reports by the star indicate that the pregnancies were hidden till the exams started.
“You can image it has just come out during the exam time. No parent had reported his or her girl was pregnant,” she adds.
Two of the students are from Vinda and Ungatu Mixed secondary schools.
They are writing the exams at Kitui referral hospital after giving birth on Monday.
Another candidate from St Antony Makiliva secondary in Mbiuni, Mwala sat her papers at Mwala Level 4 hospital after safe delivery at the facility.