By Digital Reporter
NAIROBI, KENYA: Three candidates topped the 2012 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) nationally with 430 marks.
Kinoti Joy Kathure Kathure was ranked number one though she tied with Mwaura Boniface and Wachira Njomo, both from Kiambu County who also scored 430 marks out of the possible 500.
In fourth position was Muteti Kelvin Mwangangi from Machakos County with 429 marks, Kindiki Dan Muthomi was ranked fifth with the same marks while Shalom Nthenya Mulinge was number six with 428 marks.
Kanji Bhanderi Nikun, Maina Douglas Gichohi and Gitamo Audrey Kemunto were ranked seventh, eighth and ninth respectively after they tied with 427 marks.
Muriga Veronica Wairimu and Shihemi Kelvin Witila both from Nairobi County were ranked number 10 and 11 after they scored 426 marks.
Announcing the results on Monday, Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo said there were seven male pupils and four female pupils ranked in the top pupils nationally.
In the top schools nationally, Newlight Komarock in Nairobi was ranked position one followed by Makini Ngong Road Academy while Gilgil Hills Academy from Nakuru County was third.
In fourth position of top school nationally was Marell Academy (Bungoma), Fred's Academy (Meru) fifth, Chelsa Academy (Bomet) sixth, Pleasant View School (Kiambu) seventh, John Paul II (Laikipia) eighth, Josnem Academy (Nyandarua) ninth while Kathigiri B from Meru was ranked number 10.
Counties were also ranked according to their performance. Kirinyaga County was ranked number one with a mean score of 273, Elgeyo Marakwet second with 272, Nandi third (271) while Uasin Gishu and Baringo tied in fourth position with a mean score of 270 each.
In fifth position was Makueni County with a mean score of 268, Busia sixth with 267, Kisumu was number seven with 264 followed by Tharaka Nithi and West Pokot counties with 263 each.