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+.
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/N||TOP CANDIDATE’S NAME||SCHOOL||Gender||YEAR|
|1||Naeem Samnakay||Alliance High School||Male||1989|
|2||Fred Were||Starehe Boys Centre||Male||1990|
|3||Humprey Wattanga||Alliance High School||Male||1991|
|4||Gilbert Tengetta||Mang’u High School||Male||1992|
|5||kaniaru Wacieni||Alliance High School||Male||1993|
|18||Omanga Dickens||Friends School Kamusinga||Male||2006|
|20||Maugo Nyauma Mark||Alliance High School||Male||2008|
|21||Gathuku David Ndungu||Mang’u High School||Male||2009|
|22||Albert Kamau||Moi High School Kabarak||Male||2010|
|23||Nalianya Job||St. Peters Seminary,||Male||2011|
|24||Tony Edgar||Maseno High School||Male||2012|
|25||Kingori Tom Wanderi||Alliance High School||Male||2013|
|28||KOSKEI MARLEN CHERONO||ALLIANCE GIRLS||Female||2016|
|29||Naomi Karimi Kawira||Pangani Girls’||Female||2017|
|30||Juliet Otieno||Pangani Girls High School.||Female||2018|
|31||Buluma Tony Wabuko||Kapsabet Boys||Male||2019|