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The anxiety caused by Education officials when they trooped to schools at the beginning of the KCPE exam was frowned upon, with many saying, the visitors, in some instances President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto, put pressure on the already-anxious children.

But that was little pressure, compared to what Monday presented to the candidates.

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Before, the students enjoyed taking photos with Education CS Amina Mohamed, who alwas donned the cap branded #KCSE2018.

However, on Monday, the pupils’ feelings could be described as anything but excitement.

The moment of reckoning had come. For some, it was great news.

Delphine Kiprop of Moi Primary School Kabarak celebrates with her friends and relatives at Kimalel in Baringo South after scoring 421 marks. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

For some, this was a time to be carried shoulder-high, as the marks scored earned them a little luxury they had not received in a while.

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Parents and teachers carry John Omutelema (left) who scored 429 marks and Andres Luke (right) who scored 430 marks at Kagaki School in Kiamunyi, Nakuru County. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Emmanuel Njenga from Stepping Stone School in Thika scored 445 marks. [Kamau Maichuhie, Standard] 

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For others, no carrying would beat the look on their face, nothing but pride, in a job well done.

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Leo Rono Koech of Sun and Shield Academy. He scored 437 marks. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Leonard Asanga of Moi Primary School Kabarak. He scored 451 marks. [Photo, Standard]

In Kenya National Examinations Council chairman George Magoha’s words, the teachers and pupils did a commendable job and “delivered under immense pressure”.

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