Boys have dominated the top ten positions nationally in this year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination results.
Linus Muchiri and Collins Kiprop were the joint best candidates amassing a total of 434 marks out of a possible 500.
The top girl was Eleanor Karungari who achieved 433 marks.
The top candidates studied at The Trinity school in Maragua, central Kenya and Moi Kabarak in the Rift Valley respectively.
Eleanor Karurangi sat her KCPE at Bethlehem school in Ruiru, Nairobi.
In the results released Tuesday by Basic Education minister Sam Ongeri, boys took seven positions with only four girls figuring in the top ten.
The other top candidates were: Ochieng Rabin (433), Patrick Mumo (432), Winnie Gatiria (432), Oprah Omeka (432), Michael Maina (431), Faith Kwamboka (431), Navy Silas (431), Wilbur Omae (431).
Prof Ongeri said the examinations body- Kenya National Examination Council (Knec)- had cancelled the results of 1,103 candidates over irregularities.
However, in Nairobi girls emerged tops taking 55 out of the 100 candidates in the province.
Winnie Gatiria was ranked first with 432 marks closely followed by Faith Kwamboka (431).
Others were: Waithera Stacy with 429 marks and was ranked fifth, Gloria Shani 428 (6), Gladys Adhiambo 427 (7), Rebecca Ndumba 426 (8) and Barbara Warui 425 (10).