Magata Bruce Makenzie from Gilgil Hill Academy in Nakuru County is the top pupil in the 2021 KCPE Exams. Makenzie scored 428 out of 500 marks.
The top score is a drop from the 2020 KCPE Examinations’ highest mark of 433.
Momanyi Ashley Kerubo came second with 427 marks from Makini School Kibos, followed by six candidates who scored 426 marks each.
The six are Kuoma Charity of Holy Family Misikhu girls, Mueti Shantel Ndinda of Kitengela International Schools, Mbugua Sharon Wairimu of Emmanuel Academy, Stanley Otieno Omondi of Rophine Field Junior School, Kimani Ethan Karuga of Stepping Stones Preparatory, and Wekesa Naomi Neema of White Star Academy.
Other top pupils nationally include, Njeru Joel Junior Musyoka of Nyangwa Primary (425), Diana Rose Matolo of Fesbeth Academy (425), Kiriinya Muriuki Victor PCEA Mwimbi Boarding (425), Kaberia Emmanuel Munene of New Bambini (425), Emmanuel Kiplangat Ng’etich of Moi Kabarak (425) and George Morris Otieno of Hill School (425).
Bethany Tahillah Migosi is the top pupil from Special needs schools after scoring 417 marks, this is drop from 420 marks scored in the 2020 KCPE exams. He was followed by Grace Neema Katana of Havilah Academy Mtwapa Primary School with 407 marks.
Kamau Jackson Ndegwa of Muthiria primary school came in third with 401 marks, Musyoka Kings kevin of Kathonzweni AIC and Migosi Dominic Sese of Mau Narok Primary also scored 401 marks each.
Other candidates who made it to the top 10 candidates include, Njeru Joel Junior Musyoka of Nyangwa Primary (425), Kiriinya Muriuki Victor PCEA Mwimbi Boarding (425), Diana Rose Matolo of Fesbeth Academy (425), Kaberia Emmanuel Munene of New Bambini (425), Emmanuel Kiplangat Ng’etich of Moi Kabarak (425) and George Morris Otieno of Hill School (425).
While releasing the results, Education CS Prof George Magoha posited that while the highest mark had dropped from 433 in 2020 to 428 in 2021, the mean average performance and quality of grades for all the candidates had improved this year.
“Whereas 8,091 (0.68 percent) candidates scored between 400 and 500 marks in the 2020 KCPE, the number increased to 11,857 (0.97percent) in the 2021 KCPE,” said Magoha.
A sum total of 315,275 have scored between 300 and 399 marks as compared to 282,090 in 2020 and 242,821 in 2019.
More pupils scored less than 99 marks in 2021 KCPE (1,170 candidates) compared to 2020 where only 307 candidates scored similar marks.
“Regardless of the mark the student has scored, all candidates who sat the examination will be slotted to join Form One under the 100 percent transition policy from primary to secondary schools,” said CS Magoha.
There was a lower number of candidates with special needs in the 2021 KCPE (2,483) compared to the 2020 KCPE (2,675).
“The categories with the highest number of candidates with special needs in the 2021 KCPE examination were those with physical disabilities (1,013), followed by those with hearing impairment (734),” said Prof Magoha.
Four pupils with special needs scored between 400 and 500 marks compared to nine in 2020 and 11 in 2019 KCPE exams.
A sum total of 337 recorded between 300 and 399 marks compared to 318 in 2020 and 211 in 2019 KCPE exams. Further, a total of 778 pupils attained between 200 and 299 marks in the 2021 KCPE exams compared to 897 in 2020 and 726 in the 2019 KCPE exams.
A total of 1,302 pupils scored between 100 and 199 marks compared to 1,356 in in 2020 and 1,350 in 2019 KCPE exams, while 29 pupils scored between 0 and 99 marks compared to 11 in 2020 and 45 in 2019 KCPE exams.