Victor Muriuki Kirinya a student from PCEA Mwimbi Boarding Primary School in Tharaka Nithi has emerged one of the best performers countrywide.
Kirinya scored a total mean grade of 425 marks out of 500 putting him at position four nationwide. Teachers described the boy as a hardworking individual who was very cooperative, humble and has been leading the class in position one for a long time.
Speaking to the media at the school Monday after the release of KCPE results, the school head teacher Mwangi Njeru said they have managed to produce over 35 students with 400 marks and above out of the 227 who sat for the exams.
He attributed the good performance to the very hardworking teachers who covered the syllabus on time and the continuous support from the parents, supporting staff, Ministry of Education, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and the community.
“We are grateful for the performance by our students. Our students are very disciplined and the teachers here work very hard,” he said.
Meanwhile in Kiambu, Laureate School head teacher, Mr Pius Otuoma could not hide his joy saying as a school they were grateful to God for their good performance.
“Our top student is a young girl, Kelly Glenys Kihugi, who managed to score 411 marks out of the 500. The ratio of boys to girls in our school was 13:24, with all sitting for their exams with no difficulty,” he said.
By Sharon Gitau and Jackline Kidaha