• Ndeda is a student from Mang'u High School.
• There are 1,138 candidates who scored A (plain).
Jeriel Ndeda of Mang'u High School has emerged as the top candidate in the just released 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary School (KCSE) results.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha announced the results on Saturday.
Ndeda scored an A of 87.167.
He was followed by Mukuha Timothy Kamau of Alliance High School with 87.167 and Job Ngara of Mangu High School with 87.116.
Others in the top 15 include;
Chege David Kamau (87.104) - St Joseph's Boys High School Kitale
Ramadhan Musa Tepo (87.103) - Light Academy
Mwendo Cecily Mutheu (87.086) - Kenya High School
Ian Mwai Toyota (87.084) - Kakamega High School
Pita Shekinah Wise (87.079) - Kenya High School
Mshindi Daniel Ouma (87.076) - Light Academy
Brenda Cherotich (87.066) - Kipsigis Girls' High School
Mugane Job Ngatia (87.064) - Strathmore School
Pretie Ariona Adanga (87.059) - Kapsabet Boys
Mutethya Caleb Ngumbau (87.057) - Mang'u High School
Abiyah Melanie Nelima (87.047) - Kenya High School
Maina Millicent Wamuru (87.04) - Kenya High School
There are 1,138 candidates who scored A (plain).
Those who scored C+ and above were just over 145,000 compared to last year which was 143,000.
Some 831,015 candidates sat the exam in 10,413 centres compared to 752,981 in 10,437 centres in 2020.
This reflects an increase of 78,034 or 9.39 per cent.
The announcement of the results paves way for admission to universities, colleges and technical institutions.
Candidates can check their results by sending their KCSE index number via the SMS number 20076.
KCSE practicals and oral tests for German, French, Arabic and Kenya sign languages started on February 28, while theory papers began on March 14.
This is also the last KCSE exam under President Uhuru Kenyatta and CS Magoha tenures.
In the 2020 KCSE exam, the top candidate was Robinson Wanjala Simiyu from Murang'a High School got an A of 87.334, he was followed by Allan Wasonga (87.173) from Agoro Sare High School.