National schools to take more candidates as selection starts

Teachers, parents, and pupils celebrate the performance of KCPE 2019 candidates at Maryjoy Kindergarten & Primary School in Mombasa. The school’s 60 candidates posted a mean score of 339.4, an improvement from the previous year’s score of 335. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard] The scramble for top slots in the country’s national schools kicked off yesterday, as senior Ministry of Education staff retreated to fine-tune the selection criteria. Over the years, only candidates who score 400 marks and above are guaranteed slots in national schools. But with only 9,770 candidates attaining the…

Team Embrace reads riot act to those against handshake

Team Embrace leaders (from left) Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, and Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga address the Press yesterday at a Nairobi hotel. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard] Women leaders under the umbrella of Team Embrace have warned those opposed to the handshake, saying they are out to divide the country along party and ethnic lines. Speaking yesterday at a Nairobi hotel, the women, led by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru said Kenya is ripe for rebirth following the unity championed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition…

Koinange family tussle over his Sh30b estate

Mbiyu Koinange. The children of the late Cabinet minister Mbiyu Koinange’s first and second wives want their step-mothers denied an equal share of his multi-billion-shilling estate. The children, through their lawyers, have argued that Margaret Njeri and Eddah Wanjiru, Koinange’s third and fourth wives respectively, did not contribute much to their father’s wealth. Koinange had built a Sh30 billion estate before he died, court records show. Both Ms Wanjiru and Ms Njeri, who are Koinange’s only surviving widows, had no children with the politician. SEE ALSO :Koinange’s daughter wins battle on…

Arati, Barasa reconcile after Kibra mini-poll fracas

Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati and his Kimilili counterpart Didmas Barasa were seen having fun when they met at Parliament Building today. [Courtesy] Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati has dismissed reports that there is bad blood between him and his Kimilili counterpart Didmas Barasa following the Kibra by-election fracas. Speaking to Standard Digital on phone, Arati said the two have been friends and even the Kibra incident has not strained their relationship. “We have been buddies for a long time and he knows that was politics and didn’t take it seriously,”…

Arati, Barasa reconcile after Kibra by-election fracas

Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati and his Kimilili counterpart Didmas Barasa were seen having fun when they met at Parliament Building today. [Courtesy] Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati has dismissed reports that there is bad blood between him and his Kimilili counterpart Didmus Barasa following the Kibra by-election fracas. Speaking to Standard Digital on phone, Arati said the two have been friends and that the Kibra incident did not strain their relationship contrary to rumours indicating otherwise. “We have been buddies for a long time and he (Didmus) knows that what…

Some of the top KCPE 2019 candidates

The 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) saw about 1,083,456 pupils sit for the national examination, 543,582 of them were boys while girls were 539,874. Out of the candidates who sat for the examination, 2407 had special needs. Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha released the KCPE results barely 18 days after the students finished siting for their tests.  Nairobi, Kakamega and Nakuru recorded the highest candidature while Lamu, Isiolo and Samburu recorded the lowest candidature. Prof Magoha also noted that 9,770 candidates scored above 400 marks out of…

PHOTOS: Some of the top KCPE 2019 candidates

The 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) saw about 1,083,456 pupils sit for the national examination, 543,582 of them were boys while girls were 539,874. Out of the candidates who sat for the examination, 2407 had special needs. Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha released the KCPE results barely 18 days after the students finished siting for their tests.  Nairobi, Kakamega and Nakuru recorded the highest candidature while Lamu, Isiolo and Samburu recorded the lowest candidature. Prof Magoha also noted that 9,770 candidates scored above 400 marks out of…

KCPE top student, Munyiri Andy Michael

KCPE top candidate Munyiri Andy Michael celebrates with his family. There was jubilation at Maragima village in Kieni, Nyeri County as villagers and family celebrated the performance of the best Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate Munyiri Andy Michael. Women broke into ululations as they celebrated the student who scored 440 marks emerging the top of the 1,088,986 candidates who sat for this year’s examinations.  Munyiri who was at Damacrest Schools in Thogoto, Kiambu County said he did not expect to top in the country but he expected to score highly. …

After KCPE Andy Munyiri now eyeing Harvard

KCPE top candidate Munyiri Andy Michael celebrates with his family. Munyiri Andy Michael, the best Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate, wants to go to Harvard University. After Education CS Prof George Magoha released the results, there was jubilation in the quiet Maragima village in Kieni, Nyeri County as villagers and family celebrated the performance of master Munyiri. Women broke into ululations as they celebrated the student who scored 440 marks emerging the top of the 1,088,986 candidates who sat the 2019 examinations.  Munyiri, a former student at Damacrest Schools…

Private schools shine as a million to join Form One

Education CS George Magoha receives Certificate of Primary Education 2019 results from Kenya National Examinations Council Chairman John Onsati during the release of this year’s KCPE results in Nairobi, yesterday. [David Njaaga, Standard] Munyiri Andy Michael of Damacrest School in Thogoto scored 440 marks to emerge the overall top candidate in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations that saw private academies shine. Onyango Flavian of Chakol girls, Sean Michael Ndung’u of Kitengela International School and June Jeptoo Koech of Sangalo Central Academy scored 439 marks to tie…