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Kenya High Takes Top Position in KCSE Exam Results

The Kenya High School scooped the top position in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCSE) examination results announced yesterday, 10th May.

Out of the 15 top achievers in the country, the Nairobi-based school had six candidates.

The school also produced the top girl, although the best overall candidate was Simiyu Robinson Wanjala from Murang’a High School.

I Knew I would Perform Well, Top Achiever Says

Just days before he sat for his KCSE examination, Simiyu Robinson Wanjala received a post-dated cheque for Ksh50,000 from his school, with the promise that he would get the money in cash if he were to emerge the top candidate nationally.

And when Education CS George Magoha announced the results yesterday, Murang’a High School Principal Willie Kuria had no option but to sign the cheque after Wanjala was declared the overall top achiever among his examinees.

So confident he was that when the results were made public, Wanjala was not surprised because all along he knew that was his spot.

His parents and teachers also said not a day did they doubt the bright young man. He hopes to study medicine (oncology) at the University of Nairobi.

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I Shed Tears as CS Magoha Announced KCSE Results, Top Girl Says

Sharon Chepng’eno emerged as the top girl and position three overall after scoring 87.173 points in her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam results.

Chepng’eno said she could not hold back tears of joy as she heard her name being mentioned by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, who officialy released the results.

“I thank God for this. We always put God first, but also work very hard. We received a lot of support from out teachers, who are very committed to duty,” she said.

More Candidates Score Grade A

The number of candidates who scored Grade A (plain) in the 2020 KCSE examination increased by 0.03 per cent over 2019.

In the results announced on Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said 893 candidates scored straight As while the previous year 627 had the same grade.

The improved performance was registered despite those who sat for the 2020 exam having stayed at home for seven months due Covid-19 pandemic.

More Candidates to Join University This Year

The number of students who will secure slots in public universities this year is expected to rise after more candidates attained Grade C plus and above in the 2020 KCSE results released on Monday.

At least 143,140 candidates, representing 19 per cent, have qualified to join universities under the sponsorship of the government.

In the results for 2019 test, only 125,747 out of 697,222 students managed C plus and above.

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Knec Cancels Results For 287 Students

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has cancelled KCSE exam results for 287 candidates for cheating.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said the council had proved beyond reasonable doubt that the victims were involved in exam malpractices such using mobile phone to search for answers.

Magoha, however, said that since 2016, no examination paper had leaked.

List of Top 15 KCSE Top Candidates

The following students brought glory to their schools and made their parents and teachers proud as they topped the list of candidates who shone in the 2020 KCSE exam results:

1. Simiyu Robinson Wanjal – Murang’a High School

2. Wasonga Allan Odongo – Agoro Sare High School

3. Sharon Chepng’eno Terer – Kenya High School

4. Moriasi Rob Mong’are – Alliance High School

5. Mbogua Esther Wacucu – Kenya High School

6. Kipkoech Mark Kogo – Alliance High School

7. Kenneth Oranga – Kapsabet Boys

8. Henry Madaga – Maranda High School

9. Chepkorir Patience – Kenya High School

10. Edith Kithei – Machakos Girls

11. Loise Wanjiku – Kenya High School

12. Rono George – Kapsabet Boys

13. Kiprono Howard – Maranda High School

14. Jelimo Debra – Kenya High School

15. Daisy Nerima – Kenya High School

Raila Meets Perceived Rebels

ODM chief Raila Odinga on Monday morning met three prominent members of his party who have publicly opposed some sections of the BBI Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020.

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The former Prime Minister hosted Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Siaya Senator James Orengo, and Rarieda MP Otiendo Amollo at his Karen residence, in Nairobi, with sources revealing that he had called out the three leaders for appearing to foment a rebellion in ODM.

He asked Orengo to support the BBI Bill during voting at the Senate later today. Amollo endorsed the Bill last week in the National Assembly.

Tangatanga Group at The Coast to Present Demands to DP Ruto

Allies of Deputy President William Ruto at the coast met on Sunday and agreed on the issues he must assure them on before they support his presidential bid.

The politcians are expected to present their demands to the DP later this week.

According to insiders, the group wants the DP to select a running mate from the region.

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Robert Mwangi

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