Grace Neema Katana and Philip Karani were among top scorers in the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
In the results announced on Monday by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha, Grace Neema, who sat for her exams at Havila Academy Mtwapa primary school, came in second among candidates with special need with 417 marks.
Philip Karani, who sat for the exams at Likoni School for the blind, scored 397 marks, ranking 9th among candidates with special needs.
Out of the 2,483 candidates with special need who sat for the 2021 KCPE, five scored 400 and above while 337 scored between 300 and 399 marks.
However, the number of special needs candidates who sat for the 2021 KCPE was lower than those who sat for the 2020 KCPE.
Meanwhile, Magata Brook McKenzie was the top student in the 2021 KCPE examinations.
Magata scored 428 out of the total 500 marks, followed by Momanyi Ashley Kerubo who scored 427 marks.
Five candidates tied with 426 marks while the remaining of the top ten scorers tied at 425 marks.
“The marks range between top ten candidates are three points,” said Education CS Prof. George Magoha while releasing the results at Mtihani house.
The top score dropped from 433 in 2020 to 428 in 2021.
“11,857 scored above 400 marks, an indicator that most candidates scored better than last year.” said Prof. Magoha.
315,275 candidates scored between 300 and 399 marks while 578,197 scored between 200 and 299.
While releasing the results, Prof. Magoha warned schools head against withholding KCPE exams results slips saying they should not mix exams matters with school fees..