Power of handshake? No Kalenjin in top 10 KCSE 2018 Candidates

It has not been a good year for Rift Valley residents. Since the March 9th handshake between Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta, the region has experienced mixed fortunes.

Maize farmers, who are the majority in the region, have cried about delayed payments at the NCPB. It was later revealed that the Board paid scrupulous businessmen instead of farmers.

The farmers were also affected by the decision of the government to reduce the price of maize from sh. 3600 to sh. 2300. The region has also felt the might of DPP Noordin Haji who has come for senior CEO implicated in corruption scandals.

But it seems the badluck has spread to the national exam where there is no Kalenjin in the top 10 KCSE results.

Here is the list of top 20 Candidates:
1. Otieno Juliet – Pangani Girls – 87.644 points

2. Kaluna James – Maseno High School

3. Edwin Otieno Ouko – Light Academy

4. Kamweru Mwangi Duncan – Moi Kabarak High School

5. Humphrey Rasugu – Maseno High School

6. Nel Christine – Alliance High School

7. Njenga Brian Ndung’u – Mangu High School

8. Osogo Munyenye Wesley – Alliance High School

9. Nyakeya Charlene Moraa – Nairobi High School

10. Onyando Roy Allan Ochieng’ – Maranda High School

11. Navenge Stephanie Kirigo – Moi High School Kabarak

12. Njoroge Anthony Maina – Mang’u High School

13. Whitney Nicanor Mambwi – Kapsabet Boys

14. Ayodi Alfred Mugei – Moi Kabarak

15. Lang’at Angela Cherotich – Precious Blood Riruta

16. Gichime Ancie Omungu – Nakuru High School

17. Matsotso Madline Auma – Moi High School Kabarak

18. Nyabuto Steven Obure – Alliance High School

19. Ochieng Joshua – Maseno School

20. Gitau Mark – Light Academy

As y0u can see, the first Kalenjin is at a distant no.15 nationally. Does this mean that Kalenjins have lost their wits everywhere?

In the results, Pangani High School, which is located in Nairobi, produced the country’s best candidate for the second time in a row. More than 90,377 of the more than 60,000 who sat for the exams attained a university entry mean grade of C+, an improvement from 2017’s 70,073.

The number number of students who scored As also improved from 145 in 2017 to 315 this year. KCSE results of 100 candidates were cancelled over irregularities as test outcome for some centres were withheld until January 31 for investigations.

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