What happened in 2016 remains in 2016. The year that many people want to forget had one more surprise for Kenyans as Education CS Fred Matiang’i released the KCSE results yesterday.
For the first time ever, the results were released in the same year the exam was conducted. Also, they were released outside Nairobi.
Matiang’i has been lauded for cleaning up the exam sector by eliminating cheating in the two major exams. With KCSE being the ‘most leaked’ one, as well as being the most important one, the results were closely watched.
Matiang’i did not disappoint and the biggest talking point is the 141 total As nationwide. To put that into perspective, schools like Alliance, Mang’u, Maranda, Starehe, Kabarak and a few others get nearly 200 plan As every year. This year, many could not even get 10.
As usual, Kenyans took to Twitter to sing Matiang’i’s praises. Here are some of the tweets.
— Dickson M.M. (@mtoto_mwafrika) December 29, 2016
— Metro Boomin' (@Call_me_Maina) December 29, 2016
Matiangi can vie for presidency and win when Raila and Uhuru are still fighting on whether to use manual or electronic devices #KCSE2016
— Brian Otok (@bryan_amolo) December 29, 2016
Give MATIANGI the health sector,, he will reduce the gestation period to four months, women don't have to carry pregnancy for long #KCSE2016
— Prime Tweep™ (@solo_munga) December 29, 2016
#KCSE2016 Matiangi, 'What happens in 2016, stays in 2016'????…
— Donaldo Jaccojwang (@SirJaccojwang) December 29, 2016
CS Matiangi is the only gov official who has trended in 2016 twice and its not abt corruption??????#KCSEresults
— Kenny Gitama (@MjuniaKenny) December 29, 2016
This man matiangi is just amazing.where has he been before? Selfless and self driven to make Kenya a better nation.kuddos matiangi
— Victor Kimilu (@KimiluVictor) December 29, 2016
— James Abungu (@AbunguJames) December 29, 2016
" it has been confirmed that Maranda and kabarak have 4 A's combined."
The statement itself is HILARIOUS!!! ??
— NAIVASHA'S FINEST (@ItsPettyWap) December 29, 2016
— doro heavy (@chemuenitan) December 29, 2016
— ben kiaka (@benkiaka) December 29, 2016
#Matiangi should take over IEBC. No rigging will happen under his watch. Hapendi ujinga.
— Follow IG:@sitatidan (@sitatidan) December 29, 2016
Great leader with great action this country deserve CS Fred matiangi #KCSEresults
— Issa Gure (@Haalil08) December 29, 2016
Si Matiangi a announce EPL results ya 2016/17 kesho? pic.twitter.com/nmPvuz8BoY
— Mohamed Wehliye (@WehliyeMohamed) December 29, 2016
— Felo (@FelixOkemwa) December 29, 2016
— Brands Kenya (@BrandsKenya) December 29, 2016
Matiangi Bruh ??*Bows*
— Duke of Kabarole (@gitirarobert) December 29, 2016
How is Dr. Fred Matiangi doing it??alafu unaskia MTU akisema ati constitution is preventing UHURU from ending corruption ?#KCSE2016
— Anne Nyawira (@AnneNyawira5) December 29, 2016
Matiangi is just the best we could ever ask for..the guy is so efficieny and up to his task..keep it up sir..I'd vote him in without blinks
— Ashly Maurine (@AshlyMaurine) December 29, 2016
#KCSE2016 This man Matiangi has an element of surprise. …..He must be a very romantic husband ????
— Miss ☺Naima Kenya (@laylon_a) December 29, 2016
— Rodgers Gesaka (@RGesaka) December 29, 2016
Matiangi apana tambua chills! Apana tambua festive season! #matiangihapendiujinga
— msGooner (@LyzahMungai) December 29, 2016
Thank You Matiangi for bringing some sanity into the education sector. ?
— The African Success™ (@IMwauraKimani) December 29, 2016
Matiangi kaosha watoto na mwosho mmoja tu!!! Kweli matingi hauna Huruma…
— kipkeukiptoo (@EKipkeu) December 29, 2016
— Joshua Njari (@JoshuaNjari) December 29, 2016
What Matiangi has done to form 4 leaver's new year ushering plans pic.twitter.com/v5r0xAZoK0
— Fus (@Thekibue) December 29, 2016
— Abdirahman (@Abdirehman_Abdi) December 29, 2016
Thank u matiangi u have made my b+ look great#KCSE2016
— DENNO MORANGI (@Mj_dmn) December 29, 2016