Top KCPE pupil Fwaro Makokha wants to be a software engineer

Fwaro Makokha Robinson emerged the top candidate with 431 marks. [File, Standard]

Fwaro Makokha Robinson from Christ the King Academy, Bungoma County is the top candidate in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Eduction (KCPE) examination.

Makokha was scored 431 marks out of the possible 500 wants to pursue a career in software engineering upon completion of tertiary education. He shared the top position with Lewis Omondi Otieno of St. Peter's Mumias Primary School.

Makokha, who spoke to Citizen TV via phone, said he expected to perform well in the 2022 KCPE examination, but it surprised him when he emerged the joint-best pupil countrywide. "I didn't expect to be the top student. I was hoping to be among the top 10 in the country, but not the best in the country," an elated Makokha said.

He reminisced how he was a top performer in his school, oscillating between positions one and three in internal exams.

The 13-year-old, said he was happy with his results. "I know I have made my parents, family, and teachers proud," he said.

The teenager, whose best subject in primary school is Kiswahili, said he has always had an interest in engineering, and loves exploring electronic devices and equipment.

A total of 1, 233, 852 candidates sat for the 2022 KCPE examinations. Some 9,443 candidates scored 400 marks and above.