Julliet Otieno from Pangani Girls High School in this year’s top KCSE scorer.
This is according to the results released today by Education Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Dr. Amina Mohamed at the Kenya National Examination Headquarters, Nairobi.
Ms Otieno beat 660,203 other candidates countrywide to emerge the best with a mean score of A with a performance index of 87.644%.
However, Pangani Girls School, which also produced the top student during last year’s results, managed only one candidate among the top 20 top sorcerers.
Dr. Amina also noted that the number of candidates who scored an A doubled from 142 last year to 315 this year.
Those who attained a minimum university qualification entry of C+ (Plus) and above rose from 70,073 last year to 90,377.
There was also a sense of humour as the CS announced that more girls out-shined boys in seven subjects including Metal Work.
However, the CS dismissed claims that the exam was leaked during the period.
“We want also to affirm that there was no leakage of any exams but those who attempted to cheat have been arrested by the police,” Said Dr. Amina.
Ironically, results for 100 candidates were canceled.
There was also a surprise performance as Josephat Mwangi Kamau from Murang’a County who scored 278 marks in his KCPE four years ago emerged with an A- (Minus).
To know one’s KCSE results, one is required to send the index number to 20076.