Song and dance rent the air in most parts of Machakos County as teachers, parents, relatives and friends of top KCPE candidates took to the streets to celebrate their achievement.
At AIC Makutano day and Boarding Primary school located in Masii, Mwala Sub County, Violet Njeri scored 425 marks closely followed by Calton Loimali and Angel Kanyai who scored 419 and 416 marks respectively.
During the 2018 KCPE results, Makutano Day and Boarding Primary School was awarded trophies and certificates after it emerged the best public school during the Mwala sub county Education Day held at Makutano Boys High School in May this year
Parents and teachers at Machakos Primary School, which is located in the heart of Machakos town, were not left behind in the celebrations after their best candidate Hope Mutanu scored 420 marks.
Seven other candidates from the school also managed to score above 400 marks an achievement which the head teacher Mr Richard Kitheka attributes to trust in God, and team work between pupils and teachers.
“I want to sincerely thank all the teachers and candidates for the year 2019 for their resilience and hard work. We remained focused from January to the end of the KCPE exams,” he told the press Tuesday.
Parents who spoke to KNA lauded Kitheka for creating a conducive learning environment for pupils.
At Early Bird Day and Boarding Primary School in Kathome, the scene was no different as the school fraternity celebrated the schools outstanding win.
The best student in the school, located in the outskirts of Machakos town scooped 425 marks while six other students scored 400 marks and above
At the same time, Jackline Minoo from Kaliambeu Primary School in Mutheteni Mwala scored 417 marks.
And in the neighboring Kathiani sub county, teachers, parents and candidates at Siloam academy school expressed happiness after posting a mean score of 333.16 with their top candidate Mumo Joseph scoring 403 marks.
By Samuel Maina and Rachael Kilonzo