Politician Boni Khalwale is a proud father after his daughter scored impressive marks in the 2021 KCPE exams.

Melissa Khamwenyi Khalalwe was among the 1,214,301 KCPE candidates who received their results on Monday. She scored 402 marks out of a possible 500.

An elated Khalwale took to social media to express delight at his daughter scoring straight As in four subjects.

“My family and I, in 1000 special ways thank God, the teaching and non-teaching staff of Malinya Primary School and Kakamega Hill Junior School for the 402!” the former Kakamega County Senator tweeted.

Melissa Khamwenyi Khalwale of index number 37615027005 scored as follows: ENG 86-A, KIS 83-A, MAT- 83-A, SCI 66-B, SSR 84-A.

Magata Bruce Makenzie from Gilgil Hill Academy in Nakuru County was the top candidate with 428 marks out of 500 marks.

Momanyi Ashley Kerubo from Maikini School Kibos emerged second with 427 marks followed by six candidates who scored 426 marks.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said although the highest mark dropped from 433 in 2020 to 428 in 2021, the mean average performance and quality of grades for all candidates was higher this year.

“Whereas 8,091 (0.68 percent) candidates scored between 400 and 500 marks in the 2020 KCPE, the number increased to 11,857 (0.97percent) in the 2021 KCPE,” said the CS.