Magata Bruce Mckenzie from Gilgil Hills Academy has emerged as the top candidate in the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.
Magata scored 428 out of the possible 500 marks in the national exam whose results were released by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha on Monday.
His score is five marks lower than the leading candidate in last year’s KCPE examination, who scored 433 marks.
Momanyi Ashley Kerubo from Makini School, Kibos was the second-best candidate with 427 marks while number three was held by six candidates, who scored each 426 marks each.
The six include Kuoma Charity from Holy Family Misihu Girls, Mbugua Sharon Wairimu Muteti from Emmanuel Academy, Muteti Shantel Ndinda from Kitengela International School, Stanley Otieno Omondi of Rofin Field Junior Secondary School, Wekesa Naomi from White Star Academy, and Stepping Stone Preparatory’s Kimani Ethan Karuga.
Six other candidates who each scored 425 marks jointly held position four. They are Njeru Joel Junior Musyoka from Nyagwa Primary School, Kirinya Muriuki Victor of PCEA Mwimbi Boarding Primary School, Diana Ross Atolo of Fesbeth Academy, Kaberia Emmanuel Munene from New Bambin, Emmanuel Kiplagat Ngetich-Moi Primary School Kabarak, and George Morris Otieno from Hill School.