How To Check 2023 KCSE Results Online

The CS released the results at Moi Girls High School, Eldoret on Monday, January 8 after briefing President William Ruto.

How To Check 2023 KCSE Results Online
A person using their phone. /BBC

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has released the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results.

The CS released the results at Moi Girls High School, Eldoret on Monday, January 8 after briefing President William Ruto.

In a statement issued by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), candidates were advised to check on the online portal, coming after CS Machogu halted the use of the Short Messaging Service (SMS) to access the results.

Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) headquarters at Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi. /KNEC

"Individual 2023 KCSE candidates' examination results will be accessed online through a link on the KNEC website or directly through the URL:," a statement from KNEC read in part. 

"You will be required to enter the candidate's index number and the name (s) as per the registration data for the 2023 KCSE examination."

Step-by-step process of checking KCSE results online

  1. Visit the Official KNEC website (,)
  2. Check for the KCSE Results tab, click on it
  3. Select the year you sat for the Exams
  4. Enter your Index number.
  5. Finally, click the Submit button.
  6. The KCSE results should show on the screen after a while.

It is worth it to note that the surge in traffic owing to a high number of Kenyans accessing the results may lead to site crashes.

CS Machogu has assured candidates that the ministry has ensured the system is working. 

"This time we have worked with engineers and experts and we are sure that the website is working, and Kenyans will not have the inconveniences we had last time," he said.

Parents can also check for their children's results through the county education offices and their respective schools as KNEC will also dispatch results to sub-county education officers for distribution to exam centres. 

Speaking on December 7, 2023, while appearing before the National Assembly Education Committee, Machogu revealed that the move was a response to errors which were widely called out by among others, Azimio la Umoja leader, Raila Odinga, culminating from system hitches in the recently-released KCPE results.

While admitting that the release of the exams was impacted by minor errors, the CS cited a company that was contracted to manage the QR code used for relaying results as the cause of the system hitch.

"Moving forward, when we release the KCSE examinations, we will not be able to make use of the same service provider,” he stated.

The Education CS further noted that he was engaging ICT experts to develop a portal which would be accessed by members of the public free of charge as compared to getting the results via SMS which sees one charged Ksh25 per SMS.

He however underlined that the school portals are the most reliable source as the Ministry of Education transmits results to the portal directly for school heads and parents to access.

Machogu also maintained that the results were factual, stating, "The Ministry did not rush the release of the 2023 KCPE results. We undertook due diligence in marking, verification, and validation before releasing the exam and releasing the results." 

This year (2023), 899,453 candidates sat the Form Four national exams.

A photo of students undertaking KCSE exams. /KENYA NEWS AGENCY