List: Counties with more male than female candidates in 2023 KCPE

The Candidates of Kenya Certificates of Primary Education and Kenya Primary School Education Assessments from Nyamachaki Primary in Nyeri on preparation ahead of the 2023 KCPE. [Kibata Kihu, Standard]

The 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results were released by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu at the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) headquarters on Thursday, November 23.

At least 685,017 female candidates wrote the exam in  2023 compared to 617,775 in 2022, while 721,544 male candidates sat the exam in 2023 compared to 620,965 last year. 

Here is a list of the counties that recorded the highest number of male learners compared to their female counterparts.

  1. Mandera
  2. Garissa
  3. Turkana
  4. Wajir
  5. Machakos
  6. Nyamira
  7. Samburu
  8. Baringo
  9. Nandi
  10. Makueni
  11. Isiolo

 Top five counties with candidates below 12 years

  1. Baringo
  2. Wajir
  3. Bomet
  4. Kericho
  5. West Pokot

Top five counties with candidates above 12

  1. Garissa
  2. Turkana
  3. Kwale
  4. Kilifi
  5. Mandera