Murang'a High Awards Top KCSE Student Ksh500K Car

The car will be gifted to him during the school's prize-giving day. He already received the cheque, courtesy of the school's teaching staff led by the principal and his deputy.

Murang'a High Awards Top KCSE Student Ksh500K Car

Murang'a High School has awarded one of its students, Simiyu Robinson Wanjala a new car worth Ksh500,000 as well as a Ksh150,000 cheque for topping the entire country in the 2020 KCSE exams.

Simiyu emerged top with a mean score of 87.33, holding off stiff competition from seven students of Kenya High School inclusive of 747,161 students who sat for the exams amid extraordinary circumstances.

The car will be gifted to him during the school's prize-giving day. He already received the cheque, courtesy of the school's teaching staff led by the principal and his deputy.

The student also benefited from a Ksh50,000 gift from Murang'a High School alumnus George Mburu.

“I felt elated after receiving the good news. We are extremely proud of your exemplary performance and for raising the profile of my former school so high. You have shown us and the world that truly, putting God first, resilience and hard work pays," Mburu stated.

Wanjala told Citizen TV moments after the results were released that emerging as the top candidate countrywide was beyond his expectations and added that he was looking forward to do well as the hard work he had put into the test would describe.

"Yeah, I received the news on TV. I was very nervous. Actually, I was just lost for words. I was very surprised. I was at home in the sitting room with all the family. We were about to have lunch, with tension I could not.

He added that he cannot wait to study medicine at the University of Nairobi.

Wanjala was among 893 candidates who topped the country with Grade A in 2020. This is out of 143,140 KCSE candidates who scored university entry grade of C+ and above and is an increase from 627 candidates who scored A in 2019.

Wasonga Allan Udoma from Agoro Sare Secondary School and Sharon Chepng'eno from Kenya High School tied with 87.173

The most improved candidate was Cheruiyot Bett Dennis who scored 140 marks in KCPE but managed to score a B- in KCSE. The most improved schools were Kaaga Girls School in Meru, St Joseph Girls Kitale, Kisasi Secondary School and Oringo Boys High School.

CS Magoha decried that all 747,171 students would be enrolled to higher education and tertiary institutions through KUPPS.

"All students deserve a place in our education system," Magoha stated.