The ministry of Education has released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education 2016 results with the top candidate scoring 437 marks.
Oduor Victor Odhiambo of Daisy Special School in Kakamega County emerged the best nationally he was followed by Kevin Ngatia of Tender Care Academy in Nairobi with 436 marks.
The results were released at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in Nairobi on Thursday.
5,190 obtained 400 marks and above compared with 7,560 in 2015. For the first time in Kenya all candidates received their results though some have not received via the SMS system due to technicalities.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said all private candidates will be forced to use government registered centres during the next year’s exams.
The CS also announced that from the government would pay KCPE exams fees for candidates in private schools next year.
A total of 952,021 candidates sat for the exams with 31,950 special-needs candidates.