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KCSE Results 2017

KCSE results 2017 to be released next week, says ministry official

Updated: 16.12.2017

The education ministry may release the KCSE results next week, an official has said. Examiners finished marking the tests this week and the Kenya National Examination Council is currently compiling the results.

Earlier, communication from the Knec indicated the exam results would be released before end of this month. The marking of the exam started immediately after the conclusion of the tests on December 3. It was being done in about 20 centres in Nairobi and its environs.

The source on Friday said that Education CS Fred Matiang’i is expected to present a brief of the results to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Monday.

“About 200,000 papers were yet to be marked when this week began. This was a small number that was completed before the end of week and the results sent to the Knec headquarters.”

The announcement will come earlier than usual as promised by the CS to give way for admissions to universities. Previously, the exam agency released the results in late January or early February of the following year.

This year, 615,773 candidates sat KCSE exam in 9,350 centres, being a five per cent increase from last year’s 577,253 candidates. Of this, 1,404 were special needs students. The exam was conducted in what Matiang’i termed as ‘military precision’.

Examiners were restricted from taking away answer scripts, marking schemes or any marking materials from the marking rooms or centres. Those found violating the directive were to be dismissed and a report made for disciplinary action.

Source: The Star

Find the full details of the KCSE results 2017 examination results plus how to check for your KCSE exam result via SMS and online.

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KCSE Results 2017: How to  check for your KCSE Results 2017 via SMS and Online

This is how to check your KCSE results 2017 online and via SMS

How to Check KCSE Results 2017 via SMS

To get KCSE results 2016 by SMS send an SMS with your Index Number to 22252 for Safaricom, Airtel and Orange networks.

How to Check KCSE Results 2017 Online

To check KCSE results online, go to the KNEC website: and enter your Index number.

KCSE Result Slip 2017

Candidates should visit their examination centers for their official results slip.

The ministry of education advises parents teachers and pupils to check the KCSE results and KCSE result slip for any anomaly such as incorrect candidate’s name, school name and code as well as wrong subject grade and report to KNEC within a month after the announcement.

KCSE Results 2016

KCSE Results Out. Only 141 scored straight As

KCSE Results: Only 141 candidates managed to score a mean grade of A-plain in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination, a shocking drop from 2,636 candidates who attained the grade last year.

KCSE Results Summary

Grade C+ and above was 88,929

  1. A (Plain) – 141
  2. A- (Minus) – 4,645
  3. B+ (Plus) – 10,975
  4. B (Plain) – 17,261
  5. B- (Minus) – 23,745
  6. C+ (Plus) – 32,207
  7. C (Plain) – 44,792
  8. C- (Minus) – 61,026
  9. D+ (Plus) – 80,952
  10. D (Plain) – 112,135
  11. D- (Minus) – 149,929
  12. E – 33,399

KCSE Results – A Comparative analysis of 2015 and 2016 KCSE Results

SCHOOL NAME A 2015 A 2016 A- 2015 A- 2016 B+ 2015 B+ 2016
Alliance High School 207 14 92 142 29 91
Moi High School Kabarak 202 2 79 93 7 117
Maseno Schcool 137 0 125 55 19 70
Utumishi Boys Academy 91 1 91 23 31 55
Mangu High School 90 3 115 130 50 84
Sunshine Secondary School 76 0 71 24 39 42
St.Joseph Boys High School Kitale 71 0 190 16 44 53
Kapsabet Boys 71 2 143 79 23 86
Maranda High 68 2 166 104 87 84
Lenana School 60 2 120 23 65 79
Nairobi School 60 4 173 78 52 106
St.Francis Rang’aila Girls Secondary School 58 0 241 7 43 16
Asumbi Girls 57 0 94 12 40 41
Starehe Boys Centre & School 56 1 101 37 46 67
Karima Girls 49 0 119 110 47 96
Kagumo High 49 3 105 43 58 67
Murang’a High 46 0 104 40 34 65
Kanga High 42 1 114 40 86 48
Friends Kamusinga 41 1 87 76 57 63
Loreto High School Limuru 39 3 91 70 67 87
Sacho High school 38 0 76 8 20 38
Kapsabet Girls High School 36 0 94 6 39 22
Litein High School 35 1 107 38 56 65
Kisii High 34 6 138 23 91 38
Agoro sare High school 30 1 112 18 45 46
Barding Secondary School 29 0 107 3 43 16
Moi Girls’ High School 29 2 93 83 72 83
Orero Boys Secondary School 28 2 107 31 74 53
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Alnahyan Secondary 27 2 85 27 38 35
Bahati Girls Secondary School 26 1 44 13 38 28
Musingu Boys High School 26 0 75 13 68 36
Alliance Girls High School 25 25 128 158 87 95
Pioneer School 25 0 82 43 31 76
St.Patrick Iten 24 0 100 28 37 31
Chavakali High School 21 0 172 5 203 16
Chogoria Girls 21 0 104 20 49 45
The Kenya High School 20 62 62 97 79 69

Releasing the results at Shimo la Tewa High School in Mombasa on Thursday, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i had even more shocking news — that only 88,928 candidates attained C-plus and above in the 2016 examination.

This number compares with 169,492 candidates who managed the grades of C-plus and above in 2015.

The shock results could be symptomatic of the culture of examination cheating and leakages that has clouded national examinations in the past several years.

Dr Matiang’i also said no results were cancelled in this year’s examinations.

Candidates can receive their results by sending their index number to SMS code 22252. The SMS cost is Sh25.

The results of 5,000 candidates were cancelled last year because of irregularities.

The number of straight A’s in this year’s examination was much lower than those scored by candidates from some top schools in the previous year.

For instance, schools that managed over 141 straight A’s in the 2015 KCSE examination included Moi High School Kabarak (202) and Alliance High School (200), among others.

Dr Matiang’i captured the extent of the drop in performance when he stated that some schools that previously managed 196 straight A’s could hardly manage 15 this year.

“Last year, schools which produced 196 straight As could not produce 15,” he noted.


He, however, singled out Alliance Girls High School and Kenya High School for posting “honest and consistent” results every year.

Kenya High School managed 21 straight A’s this year, compared with 20 last year, Dr Matiang’i noted.

The mood had been captured much earlier by Kenya National Examination Council chairman George Magoha, when he stated:

“The letter is very good and I can remember during my time, I only managed one A, only kamoja (one). The boy who got an A in my class, I can still remember him 40 years later, so this nonsense of everybody getting an A, please come out of it.”

President Kenyatta had also spoken about the significant drop when he received a comprehensive report of the results from Dr Matiang’i ahead of their official release.

President Kenyatta, however, maintained that notwithstanding the drop in performance, the results by and large indicated a normal performance curve, a clear indication that both the examination marking and final results are credible.

The drop in performance comes barely a month after Prof Magoha warned that there would be a drop in the number of A’s posted in the examination this year compared with previous years.

Speaking in Kisumu last month, he warned that the number of students who get the grade will drop because of tighter quality controls.


This, he said, would be a result of tighter monitoring and supervision of the 2016 examination.

“The reason why you have seen a lot of government involvement is because we have gotten into a stage where Kenyan examination papers are being questioned elsewhere and holders even re-examined elsewhere. That is to say that our certificates papers are about to become worthless,” he revealed.

He added that in any population, the “A materials” fall between five and 10 per cent, and therefore Kenya being a normal country cannot keep producing A’s that surpass what would be expected in a normal distribution curve.

“Anything outside that bracket [of five to 10 per cent] is suspicious or extraordinary and for a school to have 96.6 per cent scoring A, then that is stupidity of the highest level and nobody should be associated with such,” he stated.

Speaking after receiving the report from Dr Matiang’i on Thursday, President Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Education to put in place effective plans to institutionalise the ongoing reforms in the sector to ensure sustainability and entrenchment.

He emphasised that there was no room for sliding back on the reforms, saying no effort should be spared in ensuring the Ministry moves to the next parts of the sector to safeguard proper utilisation of exchequer resources, and eradicate wastage and bureaucratic inertia that often lead to failure in the achievement of set targets.

KCSE Results: Best Top Secondary Schools in Kenya

Alliance Girls made a dramatic comeback to the top of the charts as it registered 25 straight As in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. The school’s top candidates had 82 points.

It was closely followed by Kenya High School, which had 21 candidates with grade A, seven of them of 82 points. Few schools had A grade.
And girls generally had a field day. Out of the top 20 candidates nationally, 16 were girls.

However, the best overall candidate nationally was Jacob Wekesa of Alliance High School with straight As of 86.794 points.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, who released the results, commended Alliance Girls and Kenya High, saying they have consistently posted credible and believable results over time while other schools posted unrealistic grades.

“I must commend some girls schools that, unlike many other schools, nearly maintained their achievement of top mean grades in the 2016 KCSE, including Alliance Girls and The Kenya High School. Alliance Girls had 25 candidates with grade A plain as last year while The Kenya High had 21 candidates with the mean grade of A plain, one more than last year,” he said.


Alliance Girls Deputy Principal Veronicah Ngunjuri affirmed that their performance was a testimony to their fidelity to rules and virtues of honesty and hard work.

Kenya High’s Principal Florah Mulatya said the results reflected the true capability of their candidates and commended the ministry for instituting drastic changes that enabled schools to show their real abilities.

Some of the top performing schools across the country were Kisii School which had six candidates with grade A of 81 points.

Others in the series were Mangu High School and Kagumo High School, which had three candidates with straight As. In the Rift , Moi Girls Eldoret, Kabarak and Kapsabet had two candidates each scoring grades A, while Nakuru Girls High School, Utumishi Academy and Nakuru Boys High had one candidate with grade A.

In Nyanza, other top performers were Agoro Sare of Homa Bay County and Nyambaria Boys High in Nyamira with one candidate each obtaining grade A. Friend’s Kamusinga of Bungoma was among the leading schools in Western region, with a candidate with grade A.

Elsewhere, Baricho Boys Secondary School in Kirinyaga, Meru School, Embu’s Moi High School and Mbiruri shone and did Nyeri High School, Othaya Boys, St Mary’s Boys, South Tetu, Murang’a High and Pioneer School.

At the Coast, private schools dominated the top positions, among them, Light Academy Mombasa, Abu Hureira Academy, Memon High School and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Secondary School. The venerable Allidina Visram High School, an institution with a long and rich history, also made it to the top and did Lamu Girls Secondary School.

The greatest shocker of the day was the drastic drop in the number of candidates with sterling grades. Only 141 candidates scored grade A countrywide, representing a sharp decline from last year when 2,685 candidates scored the same grade. In fact, some schools had more than 200 grade As each, more than all the As attained nationally this year.

Again, compared to last year, there were only 88,929 or 15.41 per cent of the candidates attaining grade C+, which is the minimum entry qualification to university, compared to 169,492 last year.


This means that some 485,196 candidates failed to make the university grade, out of a total of 574,125 candidates who sat the exams this year.

Unlike in the past and particularly last year, no results were cancelled for cheating. Last year, results for 5,001 candidates were cancelled over irregularities; the highest in the history of the national exams.

Dr Matiang’i said the reforms introduced to clean up the mess in the setting, administration and marking of national exams had paid dividends.

“Consistent to the Ministry’s drive to rid the system of malpractices, I wish to report that KCSE examinations were not leaked,” he said. “I wish to report that all attempted cases of examination malpractices were detected and dealt with appropriately before they could happen.”

Some candidates will, however, have to wait longer before getting their results because of suspected irregularities and other anomalies.

“We should take note that there are a few candidates whose results have been held back as Knec investigates the reasons as to why there were gaps in some of their examination papers, including failure to sit the minimum number of subjects or combinations as required,” said the CS.

Dr Matiang’i, who joined in the Ministry late year, initiated a raft of measures, starting with dissolving the Kenya National Examinations Council board and sacking top officials, including Chief Executive Joseph Kivilu and replacing them with a new team under the chairmanship of Prof George Magoha, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Nairobi.

The CS also reorganised the school calendar, extending the second term and shortening the third. Only the candidates remained in schools during the examination period. School principals were put in charge of exam administration.

Source: Nation

KCSE Results : Best Top Students and Schools in KCSE 2016 Results

NB. This is a provisional list – It is by no means conclusive.

KCSE Results : Those With A (Plain)

Name School Grade Point
Jacob Wekesa Alliance Boys High School A 86.794
Bernard Mwangi Maina Nairobi School A 85.999
Joyce Wambui Kibugi Alliace Girls High School A 85.833
Benadetta Aoko Ogolla Lugulu Girls A 85.539
Shalon Chebet Alliace Girls High School A 85
Veronica Wairimu Muriga Kenya High School A 84.987
Kibugi Joyce Wambui Alliance Girls High School A 83
Maina Bernard Mwangi Nairobi School A 83
Ogola Aoko Benadetta Lugulu Girls A 83
Bushuru Wafula Matthew Alliance Girls High School A 82
Chemutai Mirriam Alliance Girls High School A 82
Chepkoech Immakulate Alliance Boys High School A 82
Jane Wanjiru Nding’uiri Bishop Gatimu Ngandu A 82
Kalya Kimurgor Moi High School Kabarak A 82
Kelly Faith Kenya High School A 82
Kibet Collins Alliance Girls High School A 82
Kihonge Ronnie Kaigua Alliance Boys High School A 82
Maranga Naomi Kingoina Kenya High School A 82
Maronga Rhoda Kendi Kenya High School A 82
Muringa Veronica Wairimu Kenya High School A 82
Muthini Brian Kaindi Alliance Boys High School A 82
Nding’uri Jane Wanjiru Bishop Gatimu Girls A 82
Ngato Elizabeth Kavithe Kenya High School A 82
Ondeki Moraa Angela Alliance Boys High School A 82
Opiyo Paul Otieno Alliance Girls High School A 82
Otieno Lynnesther Akoth Alliance Girls High School A 82
Owori Cheryl Jeruto Alliance Girls High School A 82
Quincy Wanjau Mang’u High A 82
Shairon Nthenya Mulinge Kenya High School A 82
Shalom Nthenya Mulinge Kenya High School A 82
Sharon Chebet Alliance Girls High School A 82
Sherly Christine Ofwona Consolata School Nairobi A 82
Undisa Euro Kenya High School A 82
Undisha Euro Kenya High School A 82
Wamalwa Angela Nelima Loreto Limuru A 82
Winnie Oichoe Alliance Boys High School A 82
Abdallah M. Abdulkarim Strathmore A 81
Abdulle Abdikadir Omar Nairobi School A 81
Akinyi Beryl Hakungu Moi Girls Eldoret A 81
Allan Ooko Kisii High School A 81
Auma Samwel Onyango Homa Bay High A 81
Bartonjo Kepkosgei Cynthia Alliance Girls High School A 81
Chaudry Talha Hannan Strathmore A 81
Chepngeno Nicole Alliance Girls High School A 81
Fabian Francis Mkocheko Nairobi School A 81
Finley Ogweno Kisii High School A 81
Gateru Felix Wanyoike Mang’u High A 81
Haya Napthal Obilloh Alliance Boys High School A 81
Inonda Jocyline Loreto Limuru A 81
Inyangu Mercy Maryhill Girls A 81
Jeff Gitahi Maini Utumishi Academy A 81
John Faith Kasasi Alliance Girls High School A 81
Kassuki Josephine Karimi Alliance Girls High School A 81
Kayeyia Roshelle Gakii Precious Blood Riruta A 81
Kengere Moses Nyandoro Kisii High School A 81
Khamati Tracy Chiyumba Alliance Girls High School A 81
Kimutai Jepchirchir Ruth Kaplong Girls Sec A 81
Kinyua Tavian Stephan Starehe Boys A 81
Kioko Maweu Alliance Boys High School A 81
Kithome Sharnel Ndanu Kenya High School A 81
Koskei Markene Cherono Alliance Girls High School A 81
Kwena Tracy Ndore Kenya High School A 81
Maangi Mongare Agoro Sare A 81
Maina Dauglus Gichochi Alliance Boys High School School A 81
Makawiti Paul Hawi Strathmore A 81
Mauta Fredrick Mulyingi Alliance Boys High School A 81
Mboya Jacob Nzomo Mang’u High A 81
Mburu Ashely Wairimu Alliance Girls High School A 81
Mimma Amollo Nakuru Girls A 81
Mochire Terry Buyeke Alliance Girls High School A 81
Mohamed A. Shafi Memon High Mbs A 81
Momanyi Staicy Nyaboke Precious Blood Riruta A 81
Mubari Liz Mwendwa Kenya High School A 81
Muhalia Muhambe Valary Alliance Girls High School A 81
Mwangi Lorna Wanjiku Precious Blood Riruta A 81
Nanyama Jecinta Mutiembu Maryhill Girls A 81
Ndihiu Linda Wanjira Kenya High School A 81
Nduhiu Ian Nderi Moi High School, Mbiruri A 81
Ndunda Valentine Mwende Kenya High School A 81
Nelima Wafula Faith Alliance Girls High School A 81
Ngila Faith Ndinda Kenya High School A 81
Ngugi Juliet Wangari Alliance Girls High School A 81
Njagi Jeremiah Muchoki Alliance Boys High School A 81
Njuguna Francis Gakuru Baricho Boys Sec A 81
Obwao Jeremie Makutsa Alliance Boys High School A 81
Ochako Hesbon Mogere Kisii High School A 81
Ochieng Fredrick Okello Alliance Boys High School A 81
Odhiambo Macfinely Omeno Kisii High School A 81
Odhiambo Mark Kisii High School A 81
Odhiambo Moses Ojwang Alliance Boys High School A 81
Odongo Rollins Friends School Kamusinga A 81
Okeyo Grace Jill Precious Blood Riruta A 81
Omondi Isaac Odula Maranda School A 81
Onyango David Omondi Alliance Boys High School A 81
Orao Jemmimma Amollo Nakuru Girls A 81
Peter Manyala Silvanus Kisii High School A 81
Rawlings Ondongo Friend’s Kamusinga A 81
Raymond Muli Musyoki Moi High School, Mbiruri A 81
Roshelle Gakii Kayeiya Precious Blood Riruta A 81
Samuel Njoroge Kagumo High School A 81
Sang Kipkemboi Victor Moi Kabarak A 81
Thuo Alvin Ndung’u Strathmore A 81
Thuo Njoroge Samuel Kagumo High School A 81
Waititu Ivy Wanjiku Lugulu Girls A 81
Wamaitha Wambui Ann Maryhill Girls A 81
Wandera Anita Bright Kenya High School A 81
Wangui Moses Nduati Kagumo High School A 81
Wanyonyi Felistus Nekesa Maryhill Girls A 81
Whitney Mbeneka Bunyore Girls A 81
William Babayaro Nyamari Kisii High School A 81
Zachary Naomi Nyanchama Lugulu Girls A 81

KCSE Results: Best Top Students and Schools in KCSE 2016 Results

KCSE Results: Those With A- (Minus)

Mwaniki Alvyne Wamwea Strathmore School A- 80
Joyce Wanja Mugambi St Mary Igoji A- 80
Mathews Okida Nyang’ori High A- 80
Njoroge Martin Kamunya Nairobi School A- 80
Felix Kobia Mugambi Meru School A- 80
Korir Emmanuel Mang’u High A- 80
Wanyonyi Godwin Wafula Mang’u High A- 80
Mahugu Cyrus Muriithi Mang’u High A- 80
Marubu Allan Irungu Mang’u High A- 80
Ombui Monchari Christine Loreto Limuru A- 80
Okemwa Brenda Kerubo Loreto Limuru A- 80
Nyarango Kennedy Job Kisii High A- 80
Mercy Mutua Mwongeli Kenya High A- 80
Wanjiku Stephanie Kenya High A- 80
Kihara Amy Muthoni Kenya High A- 80
Eliud Sharon Wavinya Kenya High A- 80
Obiero Rosemary Kemunto Kenya High A- 80
Wambiru Lynn Wanjiku Kenya High A- 80
Nthiwa Diana Wayua Kenya High A- 80
Kibet Victor Kapsabet Boys A- 80
Ouma Stephen Juma Kanga High A- 80
Migika Cynthia Moraa Alliance Girls A- 80
Mugambi Nancy Gatwiri Alliance Girls A- 80
Opiyo Lavender Achieng alliance Girls A- 80
Thuranira Nkatha Josephine alliance Girls A- 80
Mogusu Benjamin Pioneer Shool A- 80
Gitu Kelvin Karimi Njiiri School A- 80
Omangi Neville Mogita Alliance High A- 80
Parit Jackson Tupana Alliance High A- 80
Tirok Ivy Jepsergon Moi Kabarak A- 80
Mohamed Habib M Sharty Moi Kabarak A- 80
Mbogho Bill Mghenyi Moi Kabarak A- 80
Onyango Mohamed Otieno Maseno School A- 80
Otieno Ebenezer Owiti Maseno School A- 80
Dienya Montella Silla Maseno School A- 80
Dwalo Rittah Achieng Lugulu Girls A- 80
Abdimuhsin Mohamed Starehe Boys A- 80
Omondi paul Adero FS Kamusinga A- 80
Nyakagwa Lukas Onyambu Fs Kamusinga A- 80
Omollo A Were FS Kamusinga A- 80
Wafula Robert Simamile FS Kamusinga A- 80
Murage Joan Gathoni MaryHills Girl A- 80
Kebutt Lonah Jebii MaryHills Girl A- 80
Tesfatsion Mahlet Pangani Girl A- 80
Maina Getrude Wairimu Pangani Girl A- 80
Abdimuhsin Muhamud Lenana School A- 80
Karumia Japhet Moi High Mbiruri A- 80
Abraham Emmanuel Meena Maranda High A- 80
Gitau Edith Nduta Kianda School A- 80
Waweru Nyokabi Kianda School A- 80
Laving Mohamed Naem Memon High Mbs A- 80
Edward Kiduyu Vihiga High A- 79
Nyiha Adrian Munene Strathmore A- 79
Koyio Leonard Nyandika Strathmore A- 79
Gitaru Peter Karimi Nairobi School A- 79
Carlos Kiptoo Cheruiyot Nairobi School A- 79
Oina Sammy Kerata Nairobi School A- 79
Guto Joshua Wakube Nairobi School A- 79
Kiptoo Collins Kiprop Nairobi School A- 79
Lokitano Lynnette Moi Girls Eldoret A- 79
Kalunge Loi Mutharimi Meru School A- 79
Wafula Ravine Mangu High A- 79
Wanjira Erick Macharia Mangu High A- 79
Wanjiru Lucy Nyawira Loreto Limuru A- 79
Ndolo Faith Nyawira Loreto Limuru A- 79
Nyiva Renee Loreto Limuru A- 79
Mbugua Judy Wairimu Loreto Limuru A- 79
Cherotich Sharon Loreto Limuru A- 79
Simeon Kiprotich Kisii High A- 79
Omondi John Otieno Kisii High A- 79
Chomba Sharon Nungari Kenya High A- 79
Gachuhi Michelle Njeri Kenya High A- 79
Duot Mathew Atem Kapsabet Boys A- 79
Mutwo Edwin Kiptoo Kapsabet Boys A- 79
Ndu’ngu Wangui Caroline Alliance Girls’ A- 79
Mungai Vivian Njeri Alliance Girls’ A- 79
Lindy Genda Wema Alliance Girls’ A- 79
Muraya Samuel gacoka Murang’a High A- 79
Ngugi Philemon Mungai Murang’a High A- 79
Roswe John Oyoro Alliance High A- 79
Mboya Michael Moi Kabarak A- 79
Eric Njenga Waweru Moi Kabarak A- 79
Kirui John Kipruto Moi Kabarak A- 79
Makori Maticha Eugene Moi Kabarak A- 79
Rehan Ali Edi PB Riruta A- 79
Rono Laura Chebet PB Riruta A- 79
Maina Lisa Mukami PB Riruta A- 79
Munyi Michael Fundi Maseno School A- 79
Oyeng’ Charles Starehe Boys A- 79
Kiptoo Collins Kiprop Nairobi School A- 79
Bett Timothy Kipchumba FS Kamusinga A- 79
Mongare Brian Gisore FS Kamusinga A- 79
Onyango Daniel Monyoro FS Kamusinga A- 79
Otieno Lyon Kizito FS Kamusinga A- 79
Maina Sera Wanjiku MaryHills Girl A- 79
Mutethya Glory Mutheu MaryHills Girl A- 79
Migan Diana Sunday Maryhill  Girls A- 79
Ochieng  Lucy Atieno Maryhill  Girls A- 79
Gichari Grace Wangari Pangani  Girls A- 79
Osore Jayshree Rehema Pangani  Girls A- 79
Oyeng Charles Omondi Lenana  School A- 79
Eric Wachira Moi  High  Mbiruri A- 79
Gichuru Domini Moi  High  Mbiruri A- 79
Muthama Jremiah Moi  High  Mbiruri A- 79
Hesbon Gati Matiko Maranda  High A- 79
Mbari Brian Kmau Maranda  High A- 79
Kuria Margaret Wanjiku Nakuru  Girls A- 79
Wanjiku Lucy Wangari Nakuru  Girls A- 79
Njeru Dave Mathews Sunshine A- 79
Mochere Nyanchama Philler St  Brigids Kiminini A- 79
Wachira Diana Muthoni Kianda  School A- 79
Hanif  Mudhathir Memon  High  Mbs A- 79
Noorani Usain Abdulmajid Memon  High  Mbs A- 79
Shawn Muthoni Mwittia Strathmore A- 78
Kipngetich Edmund Nairobi  School A- 78
Nyamu Martin Moi  Kabarak A- 78
Lerok Halima Darak Moi Girls  Eldoret A- 78
Okoth Mudunga Noella Moi  Girls  Eldoret A- 78
Rutto Robert Kipkorir Moi  Forces  Lanet A- 78
Brian Makuto Mangu  High A- 78
Machogu Giftela Kerubo Loreto  Limuru A- 78
Inger Imbuhila Loreto  Limuru A- 78
Ombasa Emmanuel Billy Kisii  High A- 78
Ndungu Natasha Kendi Kenya  High A- 78
Fobian Kipkoech Kanda Kapsabet  Boys A- 78
Onyando Elisha Ooko Kapsabet  Boys A- 78
Ayugi Yvonne Kavina Asumbi  Girls A- 78
Ombati Charity Kwamboka Alliance  Girls A- 78
Nyonga Ogendi Agoro  Sare A- 78
Kongo Eric Mwangi Murang’a  High A- 78
Maina Joseph Gioko Murang’a  High A- 78
Wanjiru James Muritu Murang’a  High A- 78
Barasa Brenda Mulongo Kahuhia  Girls A- 78
Maina Joseph Muchoki Pioneer  School A- 78
Kiprono Joshua Kiplimo Alliance   High A- 78
Kipyegon Kenalpha Alliance High A- 78
Mukui Braxton Muimi Alliance  High A- 78
Vanessa Mukami Rugami Moi  Kabarak A- 78
Mutisya Felix Musyimi Moi  Kabarak A- 78
Nyambura Njani PB  Riruta A- 78
Onyango Kennedy Nyigilo Maseno  School A- 78
Tim Brian Ny. W Bunyasi Starehe  Boys A- 78
Oyaro Samuel Njoroge FS  Kamusinga A- 78
Okoth Dephine Akinyi Maryhill  Girls A- 78
Chimoyi Malin Njeri Maryhill  Girls A- 78
Chepkemoi Barbara Maryhill  Girls A- 78
Kiiri Medrine Njoki Starehe  Girls A- 78
Muange Mercy Mwikali Pangani  Girls A- 78
Chililia Maryanne Pangani  Girls A- 78
Ombula Sylvia Wayeta Pangani  Girls A- 78
Nyaguto Grace Wangui Bahati Girls A- 78
Juma Jack Ojande Maranda  High A- 78
Washigton Owino Maranda  High A- 78
Gitiera Monyenye Nancy Nakuru  Girls A- 78
Njeri mercy Nakuru  Girls A- 78
Muturi Edgar Macharia Sunshine A- 78
Oidamae Tobiko Ken Lukenya  Boys A- 78
Washiton Owino Maranda  High A- 77
Kendi Diana Mwebia St  Mary  Igoji A- 77
Meshack Ngige Mwaura Nairobi  School A- 77
Sitienei Mercy Chebet Moi Girls  Eldoret A- 77
Sembua Mbingu Prudence Moi Girls  Eldoret A- 77
Otieno Antonoio Ochieng Moi  Forces Lanet A- 77
Bhanderi Nikun Meru  School A- 77
Maina Natasha Wangari Makini  School A- 77
Wairagu Mercy Wairimu Loreto  Limuru A- 77
Bwahi Thomas Commando Kisii  High A- 77
Kiplimo Rogers Kapsabet  Boys A- 77
Geoffery Cheruiyot Kapsabet  Boys A- 77
Mbatha Felista Ndunge Bishop  Gatimu A- 77
Kanyiri Isaac  Muthuuri Murang’a  High A- 77
Waimiri Wilfred Maina Pioneer  School A- 77
Mwaura Bonface Kiongo Alliance High A- 77
Sammy Erick Kilonzi Alliance High A- 77
Leroy Lenox Okoth Alliance High A- 77
Sotonik Brevin Kipkemoi Moi Kabarak A- 77
David Ndungu Moi Kabarak A- 77
Ndungu Ashley Muthoni PB Riruta A- 77
Angutsa Gloria N Imali PB Riruta A- 77
Mounde Enock nyambane Alliance High A- 77
Bill Tedy Clinton Wataga Maseno School A- 77
Kipeno Lemayian Alvin Maseno School A- 77
Ayienda Ceciliah Mosomi Lugulu Girls A- 77
Adie Joyrine Atieno Lugulu Girls A- 77
Jepchirchir Redempter Lugulu Girls A- 77
Mayaka crispin Onyando Starehe Boys A- 77
Githinji Duncan Kariuki Starehe Boys A- 77
Mbuthia Arnold kamau Starehe Boys A- 77
kariuki Vicsally Maryhill Girls A- 77
Timamy Mdathir Issa Pangani Girls A- 77
Mutwiri Doreen Nkirote Pangani Girls A- 77
Chepchumba Lynn Choge Pangani Girls A- 77
Jerop Valentine St Brigids Kiminini A- 77
Kyalo Victor Kivilu Sunshine A- 77
Otieno Tony Odera Sunshine A- 77
Moturi Gloria Moraa Kianda School A- 77
Hussein Farms Memon High Mbsa A- 77
Mwandware Dalton Zai Strathmore A- 76
Joshi Myles Kigen Strathmore A- 76
Sally Kawira Mbaka St Mary Igoji A- 76
Sharon Ann Mwende St Mary Igoji A- 76
Sangura Locas Owen St Joseph’s Kitale A- 76
Banduach Kuon Gattuoch St Joseph’s Kitale A- 76
Oguta Bosibori Mary Moi Girls Eldoret A- 76
Mwamuye Carlos Jilani Moi Forces Lanet A- 76
Athman Shamy Athman Light Academy A- 76
Irungu Annette Waithira Bishop Gatimu Ngandu A- 76
Omwenga Vernon Otieno Alliance High A- 76
Aswani Ainea Ademba Alliance High A- 76
Wangui Peter waweru Maseno School A- 76
Omuyonga Nickline Maseno School A- 76
Waswa Mercy Nasirumbi Lugulu Girls A- 76
Christine Njeri Maryhill Girls A- 76
Owuor Lydia Starehe Girls A- 76
Pore Maimunah Starehe Girls A- 76
Pilato Kiplimo Kipyony Sacho High A- 76
Owino Melanie Akinyi Kianda School A- 76
Ahmed Maryan Mohammed Sheikh Khalifa A- 75
Dayo Gloria Moi Girls Eldoret A- 75
Kedenge Melissa Lulia Makini School A- 75
Ilusa Omuchele Pauline Kisima Sec Nyahururu A- 75
Cynthia A Osodo Kenya High School A- 75
Vanessa Njoki Kinuthia Bishop Gatimu Ngandu A- 75
Opiyo Kevin Barding High A- 75
Veronicah Muthoni Kariuki Kahuhia Girls A- 75
Mboya  Maina Munuhe Pioneer School A- 75
Maina Michael Ngigi Njiiri School A- 75
Kweya ismail Kaburu Alliance High A- 75
Akoth Brigid Moi Tea Girls A- 75
Mogaka Nyabuto Fedinand Alliance High A- 75
Kihiu Job Ngata Maseno School A- 75
Cherotich Florida Starehe Girls A- 75
Korir Yator Elias Sacho High A- 75
Kibichii John Sacho High A- 75
Kiiru Calvin Thuita Sunshine A- 75
Opiyo Kevin Barding High A- 75
Oganda Ashton Barding High A- 75
Zacharia Muganda Mukimba St Joseph’s Kitale A- 74
Tudongura Mathias Pkech St Joseph’s Kitale A- 74
Mwarasi Victor Buka Meru School A- 74
Kopere Bob Anthony Lenana A- 74
Simiyu Prudence Lugulu Girls A- 74
Ikiara Dennis Mugambi Starehe Boys A- 74

KCSE Results: 88,929 who scored C Plus and above in KCSE 2016 to join public universities

All the 88,929 students who scored C plus and above in the 2016 form four national examinations will join public universities. This is based on the 86,484 that were admitted to the universities in the 2015 admissions. The admissions are usually done by The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) board.

Of the 2016 candidates 141 students scored an overall mean grade of A as compared to 2,685 of 2015, 3,073 in 2014 and 2,722 of 2013. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said there was a significant drop in the number of top grades achieved in the 2016 KCSE Results. “The same drop was also recorded in the total number of candidates who scored the minimum university entry mean grade requirement of C+ and above.

The number of candidates with minimum university entry qualification of mean Grade C+ and above was 88,929 (15.41%) in the 2016 KCSE examination compared to 169,492 (32.23%) in 2015,” he said. Some 4,645 students scored A-(Minus), 10,975 B+(Plus), 17,216 B plain, 23,745 B – (Minus) and 32,207 had C+ (Plus). Some 44,792 had C plain, 61,026 C-(Minus), 80,952 had D+ (Plus), 112,135 had D plain, 149,929 had D- (Minus) and 33,399 had Es.

Dr Matiang’i also said no results were cancelled in the 2016 examinations. The results of 5,100 candidates were cancelled last year because of irregularities.

During the 2016 KCSE examination, there were 574,125 candidates who sat the examination compared to 522,870 candidates in 2015. This represents an increase of 51,255 candidates.

Of the 574,125 candidates who sat the 2016 KCSE examination, 300,995 were male, while 273,130 were female, representing 52.43 percent and 47.57 percent of the total candidature respectively. Nationally, the number of female candidates who have sat the KCSE examination has been lower than that of male candidates over the last seven years.

However, the percentage increase of female candidates has been increasing steadily over that of male candidates in the last four years. Of the 483, 630 candidates sat last year’s KCSE examinations, only 149, 717 scored the minimum university entry grade of C+. Some 123, 365 candidates attained the same grade in 2013.

Last year, the board set the cut-off point for placement to degree programs at B of 60 points for male candidates and B- (Minus) of 58 points for female candidates.

Matiangi said at Shimo La Tewa High School 11 counties had more female candidates than male in the 2016 KCSE. “Although we do encourage all children to be enrolled in the school system, more effort is needed to break the cultural and regional barriers that have traditionally kept the girl child out of school.” He added out of 257 candidates who sat the 2016 KCSE examination in hospitals, 113 candidates were maternity related cases.

The number of candidates who took the 2016 KCSE examination in prisons slightly increased from 08 in the year 2015 to 10 in the year 2016.

Updated: 29.12.2016
Source: Standard Newspaper

President Kenyatta says students will use personal identification numbers

Updated: 30.12.2016

All learners countrywide will from next year be assigned unique personal numbers to track their academic progress, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

“The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) should cease the use of index numbers and instead ensure all registered examination candidates have unique personal identifiers (UPIs) in student registration numbers (SRNs),” said President Kenyatta on the day Education CS Fred Matiang’i released the results of this year’s Form Four examinations.

The President said the learners would use the personal identification number throughout their school life. He gave the directive after receiving a comprehensive report on the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination from the Ministry of Education and Knec officials before the results were released in at Shimo La Tewa School in Mombasa.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said the use of a personal number would help to manage data in the education sector.

The ministry has been experiencing difficulties knowing the exact number of students in schools with different agencies giving conflicting figures.

Some school heads have also been accused of conspiring to steal government resources by giving inflated figures to secure more funding since capitation is based on the number of learners in schools.

This year, the Education ministry launched investigations into allegations that some schools were inflating enrolment figures to unduly benefit from the free education allocations.

Auditor-General Edward Ouko’s report on the ministry’s financial statements for the 2013/2014 financial year says that the government had lost millions of shillings in capitation funds in public schools through inflated enrolment figures.


Counties that were identified among those that had inflated enrolment numbers were Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos.

Nationally, enrolment in secondary schools rose from 1.9 million in 2012 to 2.3 million this year, while in primary schools, it went up from 9.8 million to 10.2 million over the same period.

This financial year, Sh32.9 billion has been set aside to cater for students in secondary schools, while Sh14 billion will support pupils in public primary schools.

The government provides Sh1,420 for a pupil in a public primary school every year, while a student in a public secondary school gets Sh12,870.

The Basic Education Statistical Booklet (2014) report returned a glaring mismatch of figures sent to the Ministry of Education against actual numbers based on census.

On Thursday, Dr Matiang’i said the government was committed to paying examination fees for candidates sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and KCSE examinations in schools that receive its funding.


“The government has now extended this facility to all candidates who will be sitting examinations in private schools,” he said.

Dr Matiang’i warned schools against registering “ghost” candidates with the intention of inflating their candidature to the levels that Knec requires of an examination centre. He also announced that preparations for the 2017 national examinations calendar had started in earnest.

“We have learnt many lessons from the first year of implementing the new tough exam reforms. We plan to build on the successes we made and address the challenges learnt to ensure that we do better next year,” said Dr Matiang’i.

He said that the ministry had already released the guidelines on the 2017 academic calendar, which would be strictly enforced.

“We have still provided for an examination season, a period when schools will be closed to allow us to concentrate on exam administration. This worked well for us and we hope we can do better next year,” he said.

Source: Nation

KCSE Results: Poor scores threaten parallel degree programmes

Updated: 2.1.2017

Uncertainty remains on where parallel degree programmes and private universities will source students after Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced public universities will directly absorb all the candidates who scored a mean grade of C+ and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination.

More than 44,000 students who scored C-plain and hoped to join universities either through Module II (parallel programme) or enrol in private institutions have been shut out of degree programmes after early indications that the cut-off points for selection into various courses will not be lowered.

But, more importantly, after years of opening up higher education and minting billions of shillings courtesy of the huge number of students that get locked out of public universities through the regular programme admissions, private universities and the financially lucrative parallel programme are facing the biggest test yet.

For the first time in several years, the government on Thursday said it will absorb all the 88,929 candidates who scored between A and C+ in last year’s Form Four examination. This sent shockwaves across the higher education sector.

The move has left no room for state-owned universities to enrol privately sponsored students through the parallel programme while shrinking the admission pool for private universities which have thrived mainly because of the inadequacies in the higher education sector.

Added to this are questions on the places available in middle-level colleges that have in recent years been largely shunned.


But Dr Matiang’i told the Nation it was unlikely the minimum qualifications would be lowered.

“The policy of government is that the minimum qualification one needs to join university is C+. It will be very simplistic if we think of it in another way because what would happen next year if we have more people with a C+; will we raise it again? And then again think of it this way, will we also have to drop the minimum qualification for diploma programmes to C-? No,” he said.

The Nation has also learnt that the KCSE results were so shocking that top officials from the Ministry of Education and the Kenya National Examinations Council had to brief President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was in Mombasa on holiday, before releasing them because of the anticipated aftershocks.

This is because, although the drastic drop in performance in the KCSE exam was symptomatic of the culture of exam cheating and leakages that has clouded the national exams for the past several years, the ripple effects in the sector will be far and wide.

Public universities have spent massive resources, most of it borrowed, to set up hundreds of satellite campuses to cater for the demand for higher education which has been surging each year with thousands registering especially for evening classes.

In addition, they have hired hundreds of part-time lecturers to teach module two programmes. Mr Francis Aduol, the Vice-Chancellor at the Technical University of Kenya, says the consequences of the expected shrink in enrolment numbers will be grave.

“A huge chunk of module two will die. The programme was only started because a lot of students could not get direct entry into university and it appears like it will no longer be the case,” he says.


“Permanent university staff in the universities are hired based on the students admitted through direct entry and everyone else, including lecturers who teach module two courses, are hired on part-time basis. Because revenue streams will decline and there will be no students, some campuses will shut down and staff, including lecturers, will lose their jobs,” he says.

This is in addition to the fact that the placement body will have a difficult time setting the cluster points for various courses since there was a general drop in performance.

In 2015, some 3,500 students were selected to study architecture, actuarial science, civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, dental surgery, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, medicine, surgery and law.

These 11 courses are the most prestigious and have, for a long time, required one to score a straight A in order to qualify. In 2015, there were 2,636 straight As but in last year’s examination, only 141 candidates scored an A.

KUCCPS chief executive Francis Muraguri says they will review the cluster points and call on students who wish to re-select their preferred courses to do so.

“We have capacity to admit all the 88,000 students but generally from the way they performed, it is likely the cluster points will go down,” he says.
“But it doesn’t mean we will enrol anyone who is less than qualified,” he says.

Only 88,928 candidates attained C+ and above in the 2016 examination compared to 169,492 candidates who managed the grades of C-plus and above in 2015, representing a 47 per cent drop in the number of students who have qualified for university.

Public universities get funding from government but get almost half of their revenue from the module two programme while private universities depend almost entirely on the large number of students who don’t qualify for state sponsorship for higher education.

For example, out of the 522,870 candidates who sat the 2015 KCSE examination, 165,766 scored the minimum university entry qualification of a C+ and above. However, only 74,389 were selected to join public universities due to limited spaces with the cut-off being set at a B of 60 points for male candidates and B of 58 points for female candidates.

In the previous year, 149,717 candidates scored the minimum university entry qualification of a C+ and above out of 483,630 who sat the KCSE exam. For this reason only 67,000 were selected to join public universities on a government sponsorship.


For these two years alone, there were a combined 174,094 students who had qualified to join university but could not, thus providing a huge pool for private and public universities to absorb those who could pay.

This has been the trend for a number of years and it is the reason the module two programme and private universities have grown exponentially.

A state sponsored student in a public university pays about Sh17,000 per semester. In comparison, a privately sponsored student in the same institution pays upwards of Sh70,000 a semester while fees charged in private universities vary. At Daystar University, a first year at their Athi River Campus, for instance, will pay at least Sh99,200 in the first semester alone.

Prof Aduol says that the parallel programmes which were introduced in the year 2000 were started with good intentions.

“One cannot deny that quality has been compromised because every university took its own road because of greed when universities realised there was a demand,” he says.

“It will bring some order and universities will have to think of other avenues they can exploit in order to attract students, like by improving the quality of education they offer.” he adds.

Currently, the country has 33 public universities and 35 private ones, out of which 17 are fully chartered with a combined total of 539,749 students, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. About two-thirds of these are self-sponsored and the Commission for University Education (CUE) has declared that they will all share the 88,000 students this year.

“We cannot change that unless the government directs so,” CUE chief executive David Some says.

“This would enable us implement the programme where university students get loans depending on their courses, known as Differentiated Unit Cost (DUC), which will be rolled out in July to address some of the shortcomings in funding,” he says.


Universities last year proposed an increase in funding to students from the current Sh32 billion per year to Sh65 billion. A report by vice-chancellors led by Prof Aduol said it costs Sh600,000 to train a dentist, medicine costs Sh576,000, veterinary medicine Sh468,000, pharmacy Sh432,000 and a general art degree Sh144,000. Under the current funding formula, the government provides Sh86,000 to public universities for each student in public universities.

But while public universities will have the consolation of getting a huge chunk of the government sponsored students because of the low fees they charge, private universities will most likely struggle to get the required numbers due to the cost factor.

Last year, they managed to lobby the government to admit 12,000 of their first year students but the National Association of Private Universities in Kenya says their annual enrolment capacity is 20,000 students. Mr Simon Gicharu, who is the association’s chair, says they have to re-engineer their business models in order to survive.

“The problem is that most private universities only offer art-based courses which puts them at a disadvantage and because the meat is now too small to share, those that do not change their business models will not survive,” he says.

“A good way would be strengthening the diploma courses and introducing science-based courses like medicine and engineering,” he says.

Private universities depend entirely on student fees for their upkeep are already struggling to exist as demonstrated by a report released in August last year by CUE which said they are indebted to a tune of Sh7 billion.

State owned universities receive up to 50 per cent of their income from the government.

“The university sub-sector is spending more resources than what it receives from the various income streams. If this trend is not remedied then the universities may not meet their obligations as mandated in law,” said The State of University Education in Kenya report.

It added that a number of institutions were on the verge of folding up.

Source: Nation

KCSE Results – An insider’s account of strict marking of KCSE

Updated: 27.12.2016

Examiners who marked the 2016 KCSE exam have cited tighter security and accountability as some of the ‘surprises’ they met this year.

As the country awaits the announcement of the Form Four national exam results, some markers are not sure whether or not they will take up the exercise next year given the rigorousness of this year’s marking.

In a total break from the past, all marking centres were centralised in Nairobi, a factor that made close monitoring of the exercise possible. Previously, marking centres were stationed in various towns.

At the marking centres, examiners were shocked to discover that the rooms where marking was done and those where scripts were kept were all under 24-hour CCTV surveillance.

“The environment was totally different from what some of us who have been participating in marking over the years are used to,” said a teacher who teaches at a secondary school in Siaya County and who sought anonymity.

Scripts were to be taken from the scripts room at 6am and returned at 10pm.

“Initially, we would go to sleep and leave the papers, both marked and unmarked in the marking rooms. But this time round no script was to be left in the marking rooms,” the teacher explained.

The effect of this new guideline was that every minute had to be accounted for, and by the time the clock struck 10pm, every examiner wanted to get to their bed and catch sleep before six o’clock when work begins.

KCSE Results – Extra Care

“Marking used to be a holiday of sorts to some examiners, as there was that time to have one or two for the road but this time even those who wanted it so badly couldn’t,” the teacher revealed.

He said the level of fatigue markers suffered could only be cured with a good night rest.

There was extra care when it came to entering marks in the mark-sheet, with a specially assigned person to ensure that what was captured in the examination paper was the same one that was captured in the marking sheet. There was need to be extra-careful to avoid deviation.

There was only one person who could make corrections once the marks had been entered into the Kenya National Examinations Council system, explains another examiner who also sought anonymity.

“There was only one person with a password to the system being used there, and that is probably one of the reasons the marking centres were centralised,” he explained.

The administrator moved from one marking centre to the next, making corrections.

Source:The Standard

How to  check for your KCSE Results 2016 – Video

 KCSE Results : How to  check for your KCSE Results 2016 via SMS and Online

This is how to check your KCSE results 2016 online and via SMS

How to Check KCSE Results 2016 via SMS

To get KCSE results 2016 by SMS send an SMS with your Index Number to 22252 for Safaricom, Airtel and Orange networks.

How to Check KCSE Results 2016 Online

To check KCSE results online, go to the KNEC website: and enter your Index number.

KCSE Result Slip 2016

Candidates should visit their examination centers for their official results slip.

The ministry of education advises parents teachers and pupils to check the KCSE results and KCSE result slip for any anomaly such as incorrect candidate’s name, school name and code as well as wrong subject grade and report to KNEC within a month after the announcement.

KCSE Results 2016

KCSE Results 2016

Past KCSE Results

KCSE Results – Best top schools in Kenya and their mean scores (2015 KCSE)

  1. Kabarak High School – 11.667.
  2. Maseno School – 11.393.
  3. Alliance High School – 11.37.
  4. Utumishi Academy – 11.1704,
  5. Kapsabet Boys – 11.15,
  6. St Joseph’ Boys in Trans Nzoia County – 11.0,
  7. Sacho High School – 10.973,
  8. Light Academy, Nairobi – 10.93,
  9. Rang’ala Girls High School – 10.9 and
  10. Kapsabet Girls High School – 10.89.
  11. Light Academy, Mombasa – 10.86,
  12. Asumbi Girls High School – 10.833,
  13. Kanga High School – 10.8,
  14. Rumuruti Mother of Grace Boys secondary – 10.78,
  15. Murang’a High – 10.74,
  16. Pioneer School – 10.74,
  17. St Patricks’ Iten – 10.7,
  18. Maranda – 10.6,
  19. Chogoria Girls High School – 10.569,
  20. Kagumo High School – 10.54,
  21. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed – 10.53 and
  22. Litein Boys High School – 10.37.
  23. Strathmore School – 10.35,
  24. Friends School Kamusinga – 10.28,
  25. Kapenguria Boys – 10.217,
  26. St Mary Boys – 10.08,
  27. Moi Girls – 10.04
  28. Booker Academy – 10.4,
  29. Sing’ore Girls – 10.4,
  30. Abu Hureira Academy – 10.02,
  31. Kipsigis Girls – 10.1,
  32. Samoei High School – 10.01,
  33. Kisii School – 10.0

KCSE Results – Top performers who scored a mean score of A (84 points) (2015 KCSE)

  1. Abdalla Omar (Wamy High School)
  2. Konoo Kandie (Starehe Boys)
  3. Emanuel Obike (Kabarak)
  4. Mjomba Delvan (Alliance High School)
  5. Lily Nyamai (Mary Hill)
  6. Ahlam Abdulaziz (Sheikh Khalifa)
  7. Elvis Sakwa (Friends School Kamusinga)
  8. Peter Mburu (Kabarak)
  9. Nyabuto Onkundi (Maseno).

Kabarak, Maseno and Alliance High School post best scores in exams

Kabarak High School was the best performer in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams for the second year running, posting a mean score of 11.667.

Out of the school’s 289 candidates, 202 scored grade A and the least candidate had a B, meaning the entire class qualifies for university admission.

In the second place was Maseno School with a mean score of 11.393.

Out the 285 candidates, the school had 140 As and 122 A-. The last candidate obtained B, also sending the entire class to university.

In the third position was Alliance High School, with a mean score of 11.37.

The other strong performers were Utumishi Academy with a mean score of 11.1704, Kapsabet Boys 11.15, St Joseph’ Boys in Trans Nzoia County, 11.0, Sacho High School, 10.973, Light Academy, Nairobi, 10.93, Rang’ala Girls High School 10.9 and Kapsabet Girls High School 10.89.

Others were Light Academy, Mombasa 10.86, Asumbi Girls High School 10.833, Kanga High School 10.8, Rumuruti Mother of Grace Boys secondary 10.78, Murang’a High 10.74, Pioneer School 10.74, St Patricks’ Iten 10.7, Maranda 10.6, Chogoria Girls High School 10.569, Kagumo High School 10.54, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed 10.53 and Litein Boys High School 10.37.

Also in the top ranks were Strathmore School with a mean score of 10.35, Friends School Kamusinga 10.28, Kapenguria Boys 10.217, St Mary Boys 10.08, Moi Girls 10.04 Booker Academy 10.4, Sing’ore Girls 10.4, Abu Hureira Academy 10.02, Kipsigis Girls 10.1, Samoei High School 10.01, Kisii School 10.0 and.

These are the Nation’s own rankings at the time of going to press and were not issued by the Ministry of Education which declined to issue the scores for any of the candidates or schools.

Some 522,870 sat the exams in 8,646 centres last year compared to 483,630 in 8,057 centres in 2014. There were 279,289 males compared to 243,581 females, representing a gender ratio of 53.41 per cent and 46.59 per cent respectively.

The results were released Thursday by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i at Mtihani House, Nairobi, at a ceremony that was bereft of the previous splendour and grandeur.

Unlike in the past when the ceremony was attended by all senior education directors, county education directors, representatives of unions and other stakeholders, this time round, it was a brief and brisk news conference with just a handful of ministry officials.


Last year’s KCSE recorded the dubious distinction of having the highest number of examination cheating cases in history.

Some 5,101 candidates in 305 centres cheated and their results were cancelled, representing about 1 per cent of the candidates. In 2014, there were 2,975 cases while in 2013, they were 3,812.

All the counties except Isiolo were involved in cheating and the worst cases were registered in Nairobi, Makueni and Meru. For Makueni, this was repeat offending. In 2014, it was one of the three counties that recorded the highest cases of cheating, the others being Bomet and Kisii. Some 171 people had been arrested, among them 11 principals and deputies.

“Results of all candidates who were involved in examination irregularities have been cancelled as it is our duty to the diligent candidates who do not involve themselves in examination irregularities to ensure that the results are credible,” said Dr Matiang’i.

The Cabinet Secretary announced the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) had set up a secretariat where those whose results have been cancelled can seek clarification.

Unlike in the past when schools whose students cheated had the entire results cancelled, this time it is only the cheating candidates who are penalised.

“Schools that feel aggrieved with any aspect of the examination results including cancellation of results have one month to raise any question on the same with Knec to enable the council take necessary action,” he said.


The schools or candidates were not ranked, a trend that has been going for the past three years.

However, Dr Matiang’i said the government was reopening debate on the matter and said the stakeholders would be called upon to give suggestions how it can be comprehensively addressed.

Performance more or less mirrored the previous year. There were 165,766 candidates — or 31.52 per cent who scored grade C+ and above, which is the minimum university entry requirement. In 2014, there were 149,717 candidates — or 30.78 per cent who obtained grade C+ and above. Even so, the number of candidates with grade A went down from 3,073 in 2014 to 2,636 last year. The number of candidates who scored D+ and below were 209,807 compared to 203,051 the previous year.

But questions were being asked if the number of grade As announced by the minister tallied with the actual grade As recorded in schools, given that a single school like Kabarak had more than 200 candidates and the other top ones had more than 100 candidates with grade A.

It appeared that just about 10 schools took up all the As, which does not appear realistic.

Performance improved in 13 subjects, including English, Kiswahili, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry and agriculture. However, despite the improvement, some of the subjects were still performed poorly in absolute terms.

For example, English had a mean score of 40.29 per cent , mathematics alternative A 26.88 per cent and general science 9.02 per cent.

Female candidates did better than males in seven subjects — English, Kiswahili, home science, Art and Design, German and French.

Girls generally did better in languages but were not as good as the boys in maths and the sciences.

Knec’s chief executive Joseph Kivilu said the candidates were examined in 30 subjects organised in 72 papers. Deadline for registration for this year’s candidates is March 31.

Adopted from the Nation

KCSE Results 2015 Released.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results for 2015 have been released.

While launching the results on Thursday morning, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said there was an “unprecedented” 70 per cent rise in cases of exam irregularities.

He said more than 5,000 individual results have been cancelled, up from 2975 cases recorded in the previous year.

All counties had cases of exam irregularities, except Isiolo County. The highest number of cases were recorded in three counties, namely Nairobi, Makueni and Meru, he said.

“I apologise to the public for the irregularities. I will ensure it will not happen again. Let us all be responsible,” said Mr Matiang’i while releasing the results on Thursday.

Dr Matiang’i said, in a departure from tradition, the government had decided not to cancel results for entire schools, but only for those involved in cheating so that they can take individual responsibility.

“A secretariat will be set up at the Education Ministry to guide candidates whose results have been cancelled,” said Matiang’i.

The secretariat will be open from 8am to 5pm every day and the team will explain to the candidates how their results were cancelled.

A total of 525,802 sat their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams last year.

This is an 8.3 per cent increase from 485,547 the previous year.

A third of the 525,802 candidates attained the university entry marks, while 13 subjects recorded a mean grade of 50 per cent and below.

Teachers unions expressed their dissatisfaction with the move to cancel exam results, laying the blame on Kenya National Examinations Council and the Education Ministry for failure to curb leakages,

“It is unfair to cancel the results of candidates due to exam irregularities, students don’t set exams,” said Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion.

He added that the responsibility of exam irregularities rests solely with the examination council. The examination was conducted following eight weeks of teachers’ strike that resulted from dispute over payment of 50-60 per cent pay hike.

KCSE Results 2015: Education CS Fred Matiang’i appoints team to assess KCSE performance

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Thursday announced the formation of an inter-agency team to look into the performance of Form Four candidates in the last three years.

The team is expected to evaluate the performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations with the aim of determining why few candidates attain the minimum C+ grade required for university entry.

The team’s report would also help in the curriculum review process, he said.

The team comprises officers from the Ministry of Education, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Teachers Service Commission and Kenya National Examinations Council.

Basic Education Director-General Leah Rotich will lead the team, expected to begin its work immediately.

The CS also disclosed that the ministry is looking at the issue of ranking schools and candidates in national examinations.

“My ministry is re-looking at this issue afresh and plans to re-engage all stakeholders on the issue so as to reach a consensus on how to possibly introduce a holistic method of ranking that takes into account a number of critical factors, including but not limited to schools’ performance in national examinations, co-curricular activities, physical facilities, leadership and governance, among others,” said Dr Matiang’i.

KCSE Results – Top 15 Schools in KCSE 2014

Kabarak High School recorded the best mean score in last year’s Form Four examinations, according to a review of the results released on Tuesday.

The school had a mean score of 11.357 and was closely followed by Kapsabet High School, also in the Rift Valley, which had a mean score of 11.125.

Maseno School in Kisumu County had the third best mean score nationally — 10.935 — and was closely followed by Alliance High School with a mean score of 10.853.

Earlier reports had indicated that Alliance appeared to have the best results, followed by Maranda in Siaya County. However, reports emerging on Wednesday gave a different and truer picture.

Kabarak had the highest number of candidates with grade A, numbering 134, and was followed by Alliance with 123 and Maranda with 120.

However, in calculating the mean score, the two schools had some candidates with between grades C+ and C- that weighed down their overall mean score.

An analysis of the results indicated that Kapsabet Boys in Nandi County had 94 A, 63 A-, 76 B+, 27 B and 4 B-, giving it a mean score of 11.254.

Maseno School had 83 candidates with A, 94 A-, 47 B+, 17 B and six with B-, giving the school a mean score of 10.9.

Other schools that emerged among top performers nationally were Nairobi School, with a mean score of 10.853, Asumbi Girls in Homa Bay County with 10.759, Starehe Boys Centre (10.637), Utumishi Academy (10.58) and Rang’ala Girls in Siaya County with a mean score of 10.476.

Mang’u High School had a mean score of 10.466 while Maranda had 10.45.

Alliance, besides having 123 straight As also had the second highest number of candidates (348) after Maranda (480), followed by Nairobi School (316).

Releasing the results, Prof Kaimenyi noted that there was significant improvement in the performance, with those candidates obtaining grade A rising to 3,073, up from 2, 722 in 2013.

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KCSE Results Released ( KCSE 2014)

Alliance High School appeared to have registered the best performance countrywide in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations, whose results were released on Tuesday.

The national school in Kiambu County had a mean score of 11.402 and was followed by Maranda in Siaya County, which had a mean score of 11.401 and Kabarak, in Nakuru County with 11.358.

Other schools that emerged among top performers were Mang’u, a national school in Kiambu County and Starehe Boys in Nairobi County.

Maryhill School, which was ranked 9th nationally in 2013 with a mean score of 10.6919, dropped to 9.830 last year while Mang’u had a mean score of 10.751, up from 10.150 the previous year.

For the first time in history, a candidate from Mandera County scored an A, the first in the history of KCSE. Ibrahim Abdi Ali, a student at Sheikh Ali Secondary School in the troubled Rhamu sub-county scored 81 points.

The top three schools will be sending an army of 1,067 candidates to university next year, assuming a cut-off of B (plain). Of these, 470 will be from Maranda, 332 from Alliance and 265 from Kabarak.

Kabarak High recorded the highest number of candidates with grade A (134) compared to Alliance’s 123 and Maranda’s 120.

Alliance, besides having 123 straight A, had 119 candidates with A-, 62 with B+, 28 with B, 11 with B-, three with C+ and one C.

Three candidates had a mean score of 84.


The principal, Mr David Kariuki, said: “If we had ranking of students as was the case in the past, we are sure these three students would have been among the top 10 candidates in the country.”

KCSE Results – Maranda High School

Maranda High School in Siaya County, rising from the ashes after its results were cancelled in 2013, had 120 candidates with grade A, 145 with A-, B 65, B- 35, C 5 and 1 C, giving it a mean score of 11.401. Principal Boaz Owino said the results vindicated his school.

KCSE Results – Kabarak High School

Kabarak had 134 A, 114 A-, 17 B+, 8 B and 1 B- in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations (KCSE), translating into a mean score of 11.358.

School Principal Henry Kiplagat described it as the best performance in history and attributed the success to good discipline by the students and dedication by the teachers.

KCSE Results – Starehe Boys Centre

Another traditional good performer, Starehe Boys Centre, recovered from last year’s slump to post an impressive mean mark of 10.65.

Starehe Principal Peter Ndung’u said: “We are very happy that out of 248 candidates, 246 will be joining universities.”

KCSE Results – St. Mary’s Boys Secondary School

In Nyeri County, St. Mary’s Boys Secondary School outperformed giants like Kagumo and Nyeri to post a mean score of 9.728. Kagumo High School had a mean of 9.59.

KCSE Results – Meru School

In Meru County, Meru School has posted the best results since it was founded in 1956.

As was the case with the Standard Eight examinations, candidates or schools were not ranked, following the ban by Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi, who insisted the practice was fraught with many shortcomings and encouraged unethical practices.

According to a survey by the Nation, the top performers were national schools. Boys also seemed to have fared far better than girls.

Among the top performers were Kapsabet Boys of Nandi County with a mean score of 11.254, Maseno School with a mean score of 10.9.

Mangu of Kiambu County with 10.751 and Lenana School in Nairobi.

KCSE Results – Precious Blood, Riruta

Precious Blood, Riruta, a county school run by Catholic sisters and which posts good results every year, lived up to its tradition, recording 24 A, 55 A-, 37 B+, 1C. Another Catholic-run school, Asumbi Girls in Homa Bay had a mean score of 10.75. Rang’ala Girls in Siaya County had a mean score of 10.5, while Mary Hill Girls in Thika had a mean score of 9.830.


Releasing the results, Prof Kaimenyi noted that there was a significant improvement in the performance, with those candidates obtaining grade A rising to 3,073, up from 2, 722 in 2013.

KCSE Results – Overall Performance

More than 3,073 candidates scored an overall mean grade of A in the 2014 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination that was released on Tuesday.

This was an increase from 2,722 candidates in 2013.

“Overall mean grade of A by gender shows that 2,133 male candidates (69.4 per cent) and 940 female candidates (30.6 per cent) attained this highest possible grade,” said Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi when he released the results at Mitihani House in Nairobi.

About 11,768 candidates scored an A- , 19,814 scored B+, 29,319 scored B, 38,315 scored B-, 47,428 candidates scored C+, and 58,688 scored C.

Another 70,677 candidates scored C-, 76,198 scored D+ with 73,501 scoring D, 47,716 D- and 5,636 E.

Those who scored E in 2013 were 7,042.

About 149,717 candidates attained the minimum university entry qualification of C+ compared to 123,365 candidates in 2013.

KCSE Results – Performance by Gender

Performance by gender showed that 88,299 (59 per cent) male and 61,418 (41 per cent) female candidates attained an overall mean grade of C+ and above.

Prof Kaimenyi said the result was for candidates who enrolled in Standard One in 2003 and Form One in 2011 and were the first beneficiaries of Free Primary Education and Free Secondary Education.

“This is, therefore, a realisation of the government’s vision to increase the number of children accessing a full cycle of primary and secondary education,” said the Cabinet secretary.

However, he admitted that the dropout rate of students in secondary school remains a challenge.

“During the year 2011, when the 2014 KCSE examination cohort joined Form 1, a total of 521,601 students were admitted into our secondary schools. Out of these, 483,630 sat for the KCSE examination in the 2014, representing an overall wastage of 7.85 per cent,” said Prof Kaimenyi.

This was of great concern to the ministry given the huge resources that the government had invested in secondary school education, he said.

KCSE Results – Results of 2,975 Cheats Cancelled

Examination results for 2,975 candidates, some from national schools, were cancelled for cheating, the Education Cabinet secretary revealed on Tuesday.

The number, however, was a significant drop from the 3,812 whose results were cancelled in the 2013 examination.

Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi said it was sad that top schools were involved in cheating, threatening the credibility of national examinations.

“County schools, followed by sub-county schools, had the highest number of cheats,” said Prof Kaimenyi when he released the results at Mitihani House in Nairobi on Tuesday.

Without disclosing names, he said it was a big disappointment that five national schools, despite admitting top students, were involved in examination irregularities.


“I wonder why a national school would admit the cream of the KCPE performers and still cheat. If the cream of the nation cheat, what will the rest do?” asked Prof Kaimenyi.

He said the vice had been made worse by the fact that principals and headteachers were “in the forefront of perpetuating examination cheating”.

He said he was extremely disappointed that instead of being role models to students, the teachers were, instead, showing children in their care how to cheat.

“These students will live with this dishonesty. They will never trust seniors, their self-esteem is affected even if they score top grades,” said Prof Kaimenyi.


According to the Kenya National Examination Council, the most common method of cheating involves collusion and 2,410 candidates’ results were cancelled because of this.

Some candidates caught cheating defied a ban on mobile phones and took the gadgets into the examination room, contributing greatly to the high number of irregularities.

Officials confiscated 179 phones in examination rooms.

Prof Kaimenyi said other candidates smuggled in notes.

According to last year’s KCSE examination statistics, only seven counties did not have a single case of cheating.

These were Taita-Taveta, Tana River, Lamu, Nyandarua, Marsabit, Siaya and Nyamira.

Lamu and Taita-Taveta counties have again maintained a clean record in the 2014 exams.

The number of examination centres that recorded cases of cheating also went down from 2.6 per cent to 2.2 per cent.

“While this is laudable, we should be vigilant to ensure that the number of candidates cheating in examinations drops to zero,” said Prof Kaimenyi.

KCSE Results – Subject Performance 2014 

The CS listed some of the subjects that registered improved performance as English, geography, chemistry, power mechanics and drawing and design.

Mathematics, physics, business studies and aviation were the subjects in which candidates performed poorly.

KCSE Results Performance 2013

KCSE Results: Top 10 Candidates in Kenya KCSE 2013

  1. Kingori Tom Wanderi (Alliance High School)
  2. Aloo Shem (Maranda High School)
  3. Kivuva Angela (Moi High School, Nakuru)
  4. Borus Norah Chelangat (Precious Blood Girls, Riruta)
  5. Osoro Brian (Nairobi School)
  6. Benson Motanya (Chavakali)
  7. Magoha Calvin Mwadime (Nairobi School)
  8. Fidel Odhiambo Maranda (Maranda High School)
  9. Biwott J. Brenda (Kenya High)
  10. Okonda L. Joseph (Alliance)

KCSE Results: Top 10 Schools in Kenya (Public and Private) (Based on academic performance)

  1. Alliance High School A-
  2. Moi High School, Kabarak A-
  3. Precious Blood Riruta A-
  4. Kapsabet Boys A-
  5. Maseno School A-
  6. Molo Academy A-
  7. Strathmore School A-
  8. Chavakali High School A-
  9. Maryhill Girls High School A-
  10. Kenya High School A-

KCSE Results: Top 10 Private Schools in Kenya KCSE 2013

1.Alliance High School

2.Moi High School Kabarak
3. Precious Blood Riruta
4. Kapsabet Boys
5. Maseno School
6. Molo Academy
7. Strathmore School
8. Chavakali High School
9. Maryhill Girls High School
10. Kenya High School

KCSE Results: Top 10 Counties in Kenya KCSE 2013

3.Elgeyo Marakwet
4.West Pokot
10.Uasin Gishu

KCSE Results: Top 10 schools on basis of non-academic performance:

  1. Butere Girls High School
  2. Misian
  3. Moi High School Kabarak
  4. Lugulu Girls High School
  5. Machakos School
  6. Moi High School Kisii
  7. Kinango Secondary
  8. Sironga Girls Secondary
  9. St Georges Girls
  10. St Lwanga

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