Kajiado and Busia counties celebrate good KCPE results

Sunday January 3 2016

Parents and teachers carry shoulder high 14 year-old Billy Graham who scored 433 marks, emerging the second best candidate in Kajiado County as the institution also emerged the second  best across the county. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Parents and teachers carry shoulder-high 14-year-old Billy Graham, who scored 433 marks, emerging the second-best candidate in Kajiado County as the institution also emerged the second-best across the county. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

More by this Author

There was celebration at the Kenvic School in Ngong, Kajiado County, after it emerged that a candidate at the school was the second-best candidate in the county in last year's KCPE exams.

Master Billy Graham, 14, scored 433 marks in the 2015 KCPE results that were released on Wednesday.

The school's headteacher, Mr Anthony Munene, disclosed that 39 out of the 104 candidates who sat for the examination managed to score above 400 marks.

He said the last pupil at the school got 340 marks out of the 500 mark.

“We are happy for the results as our mean score improved to 389.11 from the previous 382.17 gained in the year 2014.


In Busia County, though the results of 261 candidates were cancelled, there was celebration as it emerged that a Michael Kakura Wandera, 13, a candidate at Nasira AC Primary School in Matayos Sub-County, had scored 438 marks.

The best candidate, Aggrey Akhanyinya of St Joseph Academy in Kakamega, scored 449 marks.

The headteacher, Mr Shem Makhanu, said he was proud of the candidate for the results though the school is in a remote part of the county.

Stakeholders in the county have called for an independent investigation to determine how the candidates whose results were cancelled engaged in examination cheating.


Matayos MP Geoffrey Odanga said the audit will help determine what went wrong, but he hit out at the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec), saying it had failed Kenyans.

“We have heard of irregularities each year and nothing has been done to rectify the mess, we have to get to the bottom of all these,” said Mr Odanga, who sits on the education committee in the National Assembly.

Kenya National Union of Teacher (Knut) Busia branch executive secretary Mark Oseno observed that the county has a known record of performing well in national examinations without engaging in cheating.

“We must get full information on the alleged cheating so that as stakeholders, we can see the way forward,” said Mr Oseno.

A total of 2,700 candidates had their examination results cancelled and Dr Matiang’i has since directed Knec to hand over all cases involving teachers to the TSC for action.