Lewis Otieno Omondi and Fwaro Makokha Robinson are the KCPE 2022 top candidates.
Both Otieno and Makokha tied at 431 marks out of the 500 marks.
Lewis was a pupil at St. Peters Mumias Boys Primary School in Kakamega County.
Fwaro, on the other hand did her examinations at the Christ the King Primary School in Bungoma.
Speaking to Citizen TV moments after the results were announced, Makokha said he the results came as a surprise as he did not expect to top the country.
” I expected to be among the top 10 but not the best candidate in the country. I’m very happy. My parents and teachers are happy, too,” he said.
The government released the much-awaited Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results on Wednesday, December 21.
The results were released by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu at a brief ceremony at Mitihani House.
Machogu announced that the top candidate got 431 marks out of the possible 500.
The CS, however, unlike in the prior years, the CS did not disclose the names of the top performers and their schools.
KCSE 2022 by numbers
1,233, 852 candidates sat for the examinations. Of them, 9,443 scored 400 marks and above.
307,756 candidates scored between 300 and 399 marks.
619,593 of the candidates scored between 200 and 299 marks.
296, 336 candidates scored between 100 marks and 199 marks.
Only 724 candidates scored 99 marks and below.
The CS also revealed all the candidates who scored zero in subjects where they engaged in examination malpractices will get their results.
“The said candidates have scored zero in subjects where they engaged in examination malpractices but will get overall marks from the other subjects. They will also transition to secondary schools,” the CS said.
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KCPE 2022 candidates can get their exam results by sending their index numbers followed by the initials KCPE to SMS code 20076.
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