Andy Michael Munyiri of Damacrest Academy, Thogoto, is the top candidate in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
Munyiri scored 440 marks, one point above Flavian Onyango, June Cheptoo, Michael Ndungu who tied at 439.
In the results released on Monday by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha at Mtihani House in Nairobi, the number of candidates who managed 400 marks and above dropped from 11,559 in 2018 to 9,770.
Prof Magoha released the results exactly 18 days after the tests that were held at 27,000 exam centres.
He addressed the nation after briefing President Uhuru Kenyatta on the exercise that marks transition from primary to secondary schools.
“He (the president) has given us the blessings to give these results to the public,” he said.