2019 KCSE: Here are top 10 students and schools

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

Buluma Wabuko Tony from Kapsabet Boys is the top candidate in this year’s KCSE with 87.159 points. He was followed closely by Barasa Maryane Njeri from Kenya High School with 87.087 points.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, who announced the results on Wednesday at Knec headquarters on Dennis Pritt Road, said the performance had improved compared to the previous years.

“The performance of this year’s KCSE was better than previous years. 627 students scored A plain compared to last year’s 315 students. 5,796 got A minus compared to last year’s 3,418,” he announced.

A total of 125,746 candidates scored above C+ , which is the minimum university entry grade. There was also an improvement on this number, according to the CS.

Prof Magoha said there was general improvement in English, Chemistry, Kiswahili, Biology and physics.

Top ten students

1.            Buluma  Wabuko Tony- Kabsabet Boys (87.159 points)

2.            Barasa Marianne Njeri- Kenya High School  (87.087 points)

3.            Aboge David Odjiambo- Kapsabet Boys (87.080 pionts)

4.            Antony Owuor Ochieng'- Maseno High School (87.00 points)

5.            Madhuri Natasha Wawira- Kenya High School (86.961 points)

6.            Kizito Ezra Sikuta-  Moi High Kabarak (86.960 points)

7.            Lomani Chelegat- Alliance Girls (86 points)

8.            Ngathi Hellen Ndoki- Kenya High School (86.914 points)

9.            Siele Chelegat Eileen- Moi Forces Academy Lanet (86.900 points)

10.          Lauren Chelegat Ruto- St Bridgit Girls Kimilili (86.500 points)

Top 10  grade A-scoring schools

1.            Kenya High School- 76As

2.            Kapsabet Boys- 49As

3.            Alliance High- 48As

4.            Moi Kabarak- 30As

5.            Alliance girls- 27As

6.            Maryhill girls- 25As

7.            Maseno School- 23As

8.            Nairobi School- 23As

9.            Mangu High School- 23As

10.          Moi Girls School Eldoret- 21As

A total of 667, 222 candidates sat this year’s KCSE exams. 51 per cent were male and 49 per cent were female.

Magoha said KCSE results of 1,309 candidates were canceled due to exam malpractices.  However, no case of exam leakage was reported.

Last year, Juliet Otieno from Pangani Girls, Nairobi was the top KCSE candidate, scoring an A of 87.664 points.

The other top four students in the country were James Kanuna (Maseno School), Edwin Otieno Ouko (Light Academy), Ian Duncan Mwangi (Moi High School Kabarak) and Humphrey Rasugu (Maseno School).