Names of Candidates Who Topped 2018 KCPE

  • The top candidates in the 2018 KCPE exams are Rawlings Odhiambo of Kakamega Hills Academy and Olive Mwea of the Riara School who both scored 453 marks.

    Speaking exclusively to, 13-year-old Olive Mwea stated she intends to study Pharmacy after her secondary school education.

    "I did not believe it but the moment our headteacher confirmed it, I realised I was the top candidate. I thank my teachers, it is out of reading and God's blessings that this happened. I would love to join Kenya High, Kianda High or Brook House school," stated the joyous Olive.

    According to Jeseph Kamau, a teacher at the Riara school, the school had tens of their 171 candidates scoring over 400 marks in the 2018 KCPE exams.

    Mr Kamau says the school's good performance was as a result of the good relationship between teachers and parents.

    At Moi Primary School Kabarak, Leonard Asanga was the top scorer with 451 marks. In Gilgil, St Peter's Elite School had their top candidates, Ryan Giggs scoring 437 marks.

    One Majau Phoebe Mwenda, a candidate at Josnah Primary School Ruai had 445 marks.

    There were 12,273 candidates with more than 400 marks in this year's exams which represents a 1.17 per cent increase from the 9,846 in 2017.

    In the 2018 KCPE exams, 527,294 were boys while there were 525,070 female candidates.