On Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha released the 2021 KCPE results.
This decade old practice is usually an emotional period for hundreds of thousands of Kenyan families, as there is a high correlation between KCPE performance and future career success.
The best high schools in the country often produce the best performers in the job market, and it is every parent’s desire that their child get admitted to a good high school.
Some politicians, like Bonny Khalwale and John Kiarie posted the children’s results. Khalwale is famous for having candidates every year, and this time his daughter scored 402 marks out of a possible 500. John Kiarie’s daughter performed even better, scoring 412 marks.
Another politician commenting on the results was Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Agnes Kagure.
The businesslady commended the Ministry of Education for delivering the results in a timely manner. She also wished the candidates well in their next level of education.
“As a parent to many adopted learners, I must commend the Ministry of Education for their efficient handling of the KCPE examinations and the speedy release of the results. I wish all the candidates the best of luck as they proceed to the next levels of study. Congratulations,” she posted.
Alongside jobs and healthcare, Kagure has put education on her top priority list. Schools under the county government of Nairobi have not received adequate funding and attention for consecutive administrations, and she wants to change that if she gets the top county job.
Kagure is seeking the Jubilee ticket, and is a supporter of Raila Odinga under the Azimio umbrella.