The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has issued Audrey Ithibu Mbugua with a new Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education certificate after altering the gender marker box from male (m) to a variable character denoted as one (1).
In June 2019, the Appellate court upheld a decision compelling Knec to change her academic certificates reflecting her new identity.
The exam council had moved to the Court of Appeal challenging the High Court’s rule demanding that it alters her academic certificates.
“I have finally received my KCSE certificate indicating my correct three names. Early this month, Knec had issued me with the certificate but it did not have my surname. I requested for the inclusion of the name and I got it today,” she told Nation on phone.
However, Audrey is bothered with the gender marker allocated by the exam council.