Kimutai, Akoth emerge tops in 2013 KCPE

By KBC reporters


Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi released the results Tuesday at Mitihani house, Nairobi (FILE)

Kimutai Brian of Stewards Light School in Nandi County and Otieno Akoth of Golden Elite Junior School in Kisumu County are the top candidates of the 2013 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

Brian and Akoth scored 444 marks out of 500 marks. The two were closely followed by four candidates who scored 442 marks each. Mpekethu Uniter Riziki of Kathigiri B School in Meru County, Boera Felix Robert of Vitale HGM in Makueni, Koskey Jonathan Kipkurui of St Mary’s Ruaraka in Nairobi County and Nambiro Emmanuel Mulayi of Thorn Tree School in Kajiado County all came in at number three.

Over 844,475 candidates sat the November national examination in 23,819 centres countrywide.

Announcing  the results on Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Kaimenyi noted that the overall performance relatively remained the same compared to last year.

“There was no significance difference despite the challenges we faced including teachers strike, March Polls and closure of schools”

He further said girls outnumbered the boys in the 2013 KCPE exams considering there were seven girls and five boys in the top 10 positions.

Parents and pupils can receive their results on mobile phone by sending SMS with their INDEX numbers to 22252 or from the Kenya National Examinations Council website – www.knec.ac.ke

According to Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Kaimenyi, girls outnumbered the boys in the 2013 KCPE exams considering there were seven girls and five boys in the top 10 positions.