Moi High School Kabarak in Nakuru maintained its top position, producing four of the top 20 candidates nationally in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations.
The school — associated with retired President Daniel arap Moi — produced the fourth top candidate Kamweru Ian Mwangi, who scored an A plain of 84 points.
Others from the institution who emerged among the top 20 nationally are Mathenge Stephanie Kirigo, Ayodi Alfred Mugeyi and Matsotso Madrian Auma, all scoring an impressive A (plain).
Song and dance broke out at the school immediately Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed announced this year’s KCSE results.
The school dominated in Rift Valley region, with 30 students getting A (plain). In 2017, it had only 10 As.
According to the school’s principal Elishebah Cheruiyot, their success is a combination of both academic and religious commitment. “We thank God as this is as a result of not only hard work but prayers too,” she told the Nation.
Celebrations also erupted at Nakuru Boys High School which produced one of the top 20 students nationally. Dushime Anicet WA Mungu scored an A (plain) of 84 points.
Many of Nakuru County’s academic giants produced impressive results. They include Molo Academy whose top candidate Chaka Vincent Chenene had an A minus (78 points), Anestar Boys in Lanet, whose candidate Mwaniki Stephen Ngugi scored an A minus (76 points) and Moi Forces Academy in Lanet, with Otieno Loventa garnering an A (plain) of 82 points.
Little known Elburgon Day Secondary School in Molo sub-county also posted good results.
The top student in the school Kamau Joe Mbuthia got an A minus of 78 points.
In Nyandarua, Kisima mixed secondary posted remarkable results. Amwilu Asumwa Emannuel, scored an A minus (76 points) while Abdi Sar got an A minus (78points).
Nyahururu Boys High School in Nyandarua County is slowly regaining its long lost glory after posting good results.
Mbugua Samuel Kariuki scored an A minus of 75 points. He was followed by Mwangi Watson Wanjohi who managed to score an A minus of 74 points.
During the 2017 examinations, no student at the school got grade A.
Three years ago, the results of 26 students were cancelled over exam irregularities.
In Narok, Oldonyorok High School in Trans Mara and Masikonte Day High School produced top students Kipngetich Edwin A minus (75 points) and Onguti Jacob A minus (74 points).
Reporting by Magdalene Wanja, Joseph Openda, John Njoroge, Macharia Mwangi, Steve Njuguna, George Sayagie and Eric Matara