All the 14 candidates who scored between 425 KCPE marks and the highest points – 428 – have been called to join national schools.
Alliance High School will absorb the best pupil nationally, Magata Bruce Mackenzie, as well as George Morris Otieno, who scored 425 KCPE marks.
Bruce sat his exam at Gilgil Hills Academy in Nakuru County, whereas George Morris wrote the national test at the Hill School.
The best female candidate, Momanyi Ashley Kerubo, who sat the KCPE exam at Makini School, Kibos and scored 427 KCPE marks, has been placed at the Kenya High School. Kerubo will be joined at the Kenya High School by Wekesa Naomi Neema of White Star Academy, Nairobi (426 marks) and Kwoma Charity Buyanzi of Holy Family Misikhu Girls, Bungoma (426 marks).
The Alliance Girls’ High School will absorb two top performers – Diana Rose Matolo (425 KCPE marks; Fesbeth Academy, Kakamega) and Mbugua Sharon Wairimu (426 KCPE marks; Emmanuel Academy, Nyeri).
Below is the full list of the schools the Top 14 candidates have been called to join:
1. Magata Bruce Mackenzie (428; Gilgil Hills Academy, Nakuru) – Alliance High School
2. Momanyi Ashley Kerubo (427; Makini School Kibos, Kisumu) – Kenya High School
3. Kwoma Charity Buyanzi (426; Holy Family Misikhu Girls, Bungoma) – Kenya High School
4. Mbugua Sharon Wairimu (426; Emmanuel Academy, Nyeri) – Alliance Girls’ High School
5. Mueti Shantel Ndinda (426; Kitengela International School, Kajiado) – Maryhill Girls’ High School
6. Stanley Otieno Omondi (426; Rophine Field Junior School, Nairobi) – Maseno School
7. Wekesa Naomi Neema (426; White Star Academy, Nairobi) – Kenya High School
8. Kimani Ethan Karuga (426; Stepping Stones Preparatory, Thika in Kiambu) – Murang’a High School
9. Njeru Joel Musyoka (425; Nyangwa Primary School, Embu) – Meru School
10. Kiriinya Muriuki Victor (425; PCEA Mwimbi Boarding School, Tharaka Nithi) – Mang’u High School
11. Diana Rose Matolo (425; Fesbeth Academy, Kakamega) – Alliance Girls’ High School
12. Kaberia Emmanuel Munene (425; New Bambini School, Thika in Kiambu) – Mang’u High School
13. Emmanuel Kiplagat Ng’etich (425; Moi Primary School Kabarak, Nakuru) – Kapsabet High School
14. George Morris Otieno (425; Hill School) – Alliance High School
The Education ministry, while announcing the placement results on Monday, April 11, said 38,797 pupils have been placed to national schools, 214 960 extra-county schools, 218,456 county schools, 726,311 sub-county schools, 2,045 special needs secondary schools and 9,128 at refugee camp schools.
The Education ministry said 1,209,697 pupils were placed to secondary schools. In the 2021 KCPE exam, 1,214,031 sat the exam. This means that 4,334 wrote the exam, but were not placed to secondary schools despite Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha saying that 100 per cent primary-to-secondary transition was met.
The Standard, however, understands that there’s a category of candidates who can’t be selected to join secondary schools due to certain reasons including confinement in correctional facilities.