Goldalyn Kakuya from St Ann Junior School Lubao, Kakamega County is the candidate who has topped this year’s KCPE exams.

The top 2017 KCPE candidate scored 455 out of 500 marks. 9,846 pupils managed to surpass the 400 mark. Last year, the top candidate scored 437 marks.

Last year, the top candidate scored 437 marks.

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i noted that the pupil would not have made it among the 20 highest scorers in 2017, emphasising on the improvement witnessed in this year’s examination.

The Cabinet Secretary also said that all candidates from both public and private institutions who scored above 400 marks will be placed in national schools. 2,360 candidates scored less than 100 marks. The number has reduced by more than 4,000 compared to 2016. Form one selection will begin on December 4 and placement process will be completed by December 12.