Juliet Otieno from Pangani Girls is the best candidate in the 2018 KCSE exam (Photo)

Juliet Otieno from Pangani Girls who is this year's top KCSE candidate in an earlier interview on KTN News.
Juliet Otieno from Pangani Girls, Nairobi is this year’s top Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate after scoring an A of 87.664 points. 

The other top four students in the country are:

James Kanuna - Maseno School

Edwin Otieno Ouko - Light Academy

Ian Duncan Mwangi - Moi High School Kabarak

Humphrey Rasugu - Maseno School 

Total number of candidates

660,204 candidates sat the examination this year. 338,628 were male and 321,576 female, representing 51.29% and 48.71% of the total candidature respectively.

A total of 1,499 candidates with special needs sat the 2018 KCSE compared to 1,407 in 2017.

315 candidates scored an A plain in the 2018 KCSE.  The number with C+ and above stood at 90,377, meeting the minimum university entry qualification.

"Overall, the 2018 KCSE examinations were free of any leakage. There was not a single question or examinations paper that was leaked to anyone before the scheduled start of the individual examinations," said Education CS Amina Mohammed.

Eighteen counties had more females than male compared to 17 counties last year. These include Taita Taveta, Kwale, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, Kitui, Meru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu, Murang’a, Kiambu, Machakos, Makueni, Tharaka Nithi, Nandi, Laikipia, Kakamega, Vihiga and Kisumu.

Girls out-performed boys in English, Kiswahili, CRE, Home science and Metal work.

Releasing the results at Mtihani House in Nairobi this afternoon, Education CS Amina Mohammed said that results of about 100 students were cancelled.

Marking of exams ended on December 15 and released on December 21.  And, 110 people were arrested for cheating and four candidates de-registered for impersonation.

There were 10, 078 examination centres across the country.

Below are the 2018 and 2017 KCSE results at a glance. 

The 2018 KCSE exam results at a glance.

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