Education CS Magoha releases 2019 KCPE exam results

President Uhuru Kenyatta being briefed by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha and officials of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) on the results of this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) national examination at State House ahead of their release. Present at the meeting were Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia and Acting KNEC Chief Executive Officer Mercy Karogo among others./PSCU


By Our Reporter

Andy Michael Munyiri of Damacrest Academy, Thogoto, is the top candidate in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

Munyiri scored 440 marks, one point above Flavian Onyango, June Cheptoo, Michael Ndungu who tied at 439.

In the results released on Monday by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha at Mtihani House in Nairobi, the number of candidates who managed 400 marks and above dropped from 11,559 in 2018 to 9,770.

Prof Magoha released the results exactly 18 days after the tests that were held at 27,000 exam centres.

He addressed the nation after briefing President Uhuru Kenyatta on the exercise that marks transition from primary to secondary schools.

“He (the president) has given us the blessings to give these results to the public,” he said.

A total of 1,088,986 candidates sat for the examinations between October 29 and October 31.

  • KCPE top candidate, Andy Munyiri of Damacrest School, Thogoto, has scored 440 marks out of a possible 500.
  • Flavian Onyango, June Cheptoo, Michael Ndungu tie at 439 marks.
  • Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha said 9,770 candidates have scored 400 marks, a drop from 11,559 candidates last year.
  • For candidates, to get the scores, send INDEX NUMBER, followed by KCPE to 20076.
  • The CS says the government targets 100 percent transition of pupils to secondary schools.
  • He said all pupils will have been placed in secondary schools by December 2.
  • CS says 9,000 scholarships will be offered.
  • Government has set aside Sh8 million to improve schools infrastructure in 110 sub-counties, in 30 counties.
  • Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia says 56 teachers are under investigations for KCPE examinations malpractices.
  • Prof Magoha has briefed President Uhuru Kenyatta before releasing the results.
  • A total of 1,088,986 candidates sat for the examinations in October.

Earlier story,

Education stakeholders are gathered at the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) headquarters along Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi for the release of this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results.

Knec officials were holed up in a daylong meeting to plan on the release of the results after which invitation were sent on Sunday evening.

The stakeholders were directed to be at the Knec offices by 9am.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has briefed President Uhuru Kenyatta before releasing the results.

Speaking at State House Nairobi, the President commended the Ministry of Education and Knec for ensuring that the examination was undertaken without any hitch, terming the exercise a major success. 


A total of 1,088,986 candidates sat for the examinations last month.

Marking of the examination was concluded on Friday and was done by 6,440 examiners for English composition and Kiswahili Insha papers.

The multiple choice papers were marked through the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) machine, which processes marked data from candidates’ answer sheets using specialised scanning.

During the examinations, 17 people were arrested in connection with irregularities in Nyandarua County.


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