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Two KCSE candidates commit suicide over poor results : The Standard



Education CS Amina Mohamed (second left) flanked by PS Belio Kipsang (left), Knec chairman Prof George Magoha and CEO Mercy Karogo (right) during the release of 2018 KCSE results in Nairobi on December 21, 2018. [David Njaaga,Standard]

Two students who sat this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination have committed suicide in two separate incidents after failing the exam.

One of the students committed suicide in Nyamache Sub County, Kisii County.
Area chief Meshack Nyang’ara said the boy locked himself in the house after confirming his results on the Short Text Message and hanged himself.
Another student committed suicide in Kajiado County after receiving KCSE results that were released on Friday afternoon by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed.  

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In the results released on Friday Otieno Irine Juliet of Pangani Girls is the top girl nationally after posting grade A with a mean score of 87.64 points.
Kaluna James of Maseno School who posted a mean score of 87.39 points is second best candidate nationally.
He is followed by Edwin Otieno Ouko of Light Academy who got a mean score of 87.36. Kamweru Mwangi Duncan of Moi High School Kabarak posted a mean score of 87.28 to emerge fourth nationally.
Humphrey Rasugu of Maseno School closes the list of top five candidates nationally with a mean score of 87.28.
Other top performers are Mel Christine with a mean score of 87.27, Njenga Brian Ndungu (87.25), Osogo Monyenye Wesley (87.17), Nyakea Moraa Shalyn (87.16) and Onyando Roy Ochieng (87.10).

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There are seven boys among the top ten candidates and public schools have produced eight of the top 10 with private schools getting two.  

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