Fresh details emerged on Wednesday regarding the murder suspect who posted a stellar performance in the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

According to a report by the Nation, Amelia Jacobeth, who scored 402 marks in the national exams, is a degree holder.

Records seen by the local daily detailed that Amelia had sat for her KCPE exams in 2003 at St Clares Musoli Primary School.

The now 31-year-old then attended Eregi Girls Secondary School for her secondary education between the years 2004 and 2007.

Amelia then sat for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams in 2007 and posted a B- (minus).

She then enrolled at Egerton University in 2009 to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science and graduated in 2013.

{Education CS  George Magoha. Image: Courtesy}

Amelia further continued with her studies as she joined Kenyatta University for a postgraduate degree in Environmental Health in 2018.

However, her academic journey was cut short after she was arrested on allegations of killing her mother, Leoninda Benedina Nabwangu.

Jacobeth has been on remand at Kakamega Prison since January 2021 after being arrested and charged with the murder of her mother. 

While in custody, she enrolled for the 2021 KCPE before beating all the odds to score 402 marks in the results released by Education CS Prof. Magoha on Monday.

“The fact that one is behind bars does not mean your brain is behind bars. All one needs to do is to stay focused and go for the available opportunities to leave a mark on those around them," she told reporters.

According to Amelia, she turned to education as a source of consolation. She further disclosed that no family member ever came to visit her while in prison.