- Munyiri emerged top in the KCPE tests after scoring 440 out of a possible 500 marks.
- A total of 1,075,201 out of 1,083,456 candidates got chances to join secondary schools.
- 184,816 candidates got places in extra county schools, 188,454 in county schools.
Andy Munyiri, the top candidate in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) national exams, will join Alliance High School in Kiambu.
Munyiri, a pupil at Damacrest Academy in Thogoto, was top in the KCPE test after scoring 440 out of a possible 500 marks.
In the Form One selection results announced on Monday, top girls in the exam — June Jeptoo and Onyango Flavian, who tied at 439 marks — landed slots at Pangani Girls and Alliance Girls respectively.
A total of 1,075,201 out of 1,083,456 candidates got places in secondary schools, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
Some 8,255 candidates were excluded because they were refugees, prisoners or overage.
“I’m going to seek audience with his excellency the President on the fate of overage candidates in the spirit of 100 per cent transition to secondary schools,” Prof Magoha said.
He was speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in Nairobi.