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KCSE 2021: List of counties with more female candidates than male

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Kakamega St. Joseph girls secondary school form four candidates captured at Joyland area along Kakamega- Mumias road. {Benjamin Sakwa, Standard]

Education CS George Magoha on Saturday announced the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education results.

A total of 826, 807 students sat for the 2021 KCSE exams compared to 747,161 candidates in 2020.

This represented an increase of 79,646 candidates (10.66%).

Out of the total, 421,318 were male while 405,489 were female, representing 50.96% and 49.04% of the total candidature respectively;

 A total of 18 counties had more female candidates than males in the 2021 KCSE exams compared to 15 counties in 2020. 

The following is the list of the 18 counties that had more female candidates than males.

  1. Taita Taveta
  2. Nyandarua
  3. Nyeri
  4. Kirinyaga
  5. Murang’a,
  6. Kiambu
  7. Machakos
  8. Kitui
  9. Meru
  10. Elgeyo Marakwet
  11. Busia
  12. Kakamega
  13. Vihiga
  14. Tharaka Nithi
  15. Nairobi
  16. Uasin Gishu
  17. Laikipia
  18. Kisumu