Juliet Irene Otieno from Pangani Girls is this year’s top KCSE candidate.
Juliet topped this year’s results with an A-plain of 87.644 points, followed by Kanuna James from Maseno School.
In the KCSE 2018 results released on Friday, 315 students scored a mean grade of A plain, 173 more than last year.
Meanwhile those with minimum university qualification grade which is C-plus and above are 90,377 which is 13.77% of the total number of candidates who sat the exam.
Girls performed better than boys in English, Kiswahili, C.R.E, Home Science Art & Design and Metal work while boys performed better in 20 subjects.
“14 subjects recorded a significant improvement in performance compared to 13 last year while 12 recorded a decline,” said Education CS Amb. Amina Mohammed while releasing the results at the KNEC headquarters in Nairobi.