Lewis Otieno Omondi and Fwaro Makokha Robinson emerged the leading candidates in the 2022 Kenya Certificate for Primary Education (KCPE) after each garnered 431 marks out of the 500 marks.
The two emerged top in the 2022 national examinations after scoring Grade A in all the five subjects examined by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)
Lewis attended St. Peters Mumias Boys Primary School in Kakamega County, as confirmed by his teachers.
Fwaro, on the other hand, was a student at the Christ the King Primary School in Bungoma.
While releasing the results, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu noted that total of 1, 233, 852 candidates sat the 2022 KCPE. 620, 965 were boys representing 50.32 per cent while 612, 887 candidates were girls, representing 49.7 per cent.
According to Machogu, the 2022 KCPE overall performance improved from 2021, with some 9,443 learners scoring at least 400 marks and above.
The CS advised candidates send their index numbers and initials with the word KCPE to SMS short code 20076 in order to get the results.
The short code text service is available on all mobile networks, and it charges between Ksh15 and Ksh25 per request.
The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) also announced that the results of Grade Six national exams will be released on January 16, 2023.
At the same time, interested persons can call 0111 699 784 for more inquiries.