KCSE best performing candidates over the years

List of KCSE best candidates since 1989– Male candidates have dominated the list of best candidates in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations; since its inception in 1989. But, of late, female candidates have maintained a good run in performance.

Girls dominated the list of top performers in 2016 (KOSKEI MARLEN CHERONO)  , 2017 (Naomi Karimi Kawira) and 2018 (Juliet Otieno).

Ranking of schools in national examinations was banned by the ministry of Education in 2014 in order to eliminate cut-throat competition among institutions.

List of KCSE top performers since 1989.

The first ever KCSE examination was done in 1989 with Naeem Samnakay of Alliance High School emerged the top student, with a clean A. All over Kenya, there were four As. Students with B- and above were less than 1,000 nationwide, and the University entry grade had to be dropped from B- to C+.

See also; How to download KCSE Results online for the whole school: the knec online results portal; http://www.knec-portal.ac.ke

Naeem Samnakay did what none has ever done, to-date. He came top in KCPE when it pioneered in 1985 and went on to be top of the Elite when the first KCSE result was announced in 1989. He proved that none was greater than him in the new 8-4-4 system.

Here is the list of all KCSE top performers over the years;

S/NTOP CANDIDATE’S NAMESCHOOLGenderYEAR
1Naeem SamnakayAlliance High SchoolMale1989
2Fred WereStarehe Boys CentreMale1990
3Humprey WattangaAlliance High SchoolMale1991
4Gilbert TengettaMang’u High SchoolMale1992
5kaniaru WacieniAlliance High SchoolMale1993
18Omanga DickensFriends School KamusingaMale2006
20Maugo Nyauma MarkAlliance High SchoolMale2008
21Gathuku David NdunguMang’u High SchoolMale2009
22Albert KamauMoi High School KabarakMale2010
23Nalianya JobSt. Peters Seminary,Male2011
24Tony EdgarMaseno High SchoolMale2012
25 Kingori Tom WanderiAlliance High SchoolMale2013
28KOSKEI MARLEN CHERONO ALLIANCE GIRLSFemale2016
29Naomi Karimi KawiraPangani Girls’Female2017
30Juliet OtienoPangani Girls High School.Female2018
31Buluma Tony WabukoKapsabet BoysMale2019

 

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