Kakamega County has produced the best KCPE candidate in the country who managed to scoop a total of 449 marks out of 500.
Aggrey Akhanyinya 13 years of age was a student at St. Josephs Academy in Kakamega town. Speaking to the press, Akhanyinya attributes his success to the help he got from the school generally explaining that the teachers and his fellow candidates were devoted to helping him.
“Without the competition I faced from my colleagues I could not make it” revealed a mesmerized Akhanyinya.
He said that he was font of being number one and never wanted to be challenged but his colleagues kept on challenging him and thus he got the urge to work harder.
Aggrey who aspires to be a Neuron-Surgeon in future said that prayer and advice from his parents kept him going. He added that he had trust that God would make him emerge among the top five in the county to secure a place in the best national schools in Kenya but God’s favor was with him more than he expected.
His father Justus Abuko revealed that the boy has always been a leader and was the head boy of the school.
His mother Ruth Abuko told the media that Aggrey is her only son among four daughters. She said that the boy loves God and is obedient to all.
“He is a boy you will always love to be with.” said a happy Rose.
Generally, private schools in Kakamega County have performed exclusively well as their counter parts in public schools remaining calm even after the release of the results.
Hill school in kakamega town got a mean of 390 with over 109 out of 141 candidates scoring over 400 marks.
The principal Tsuma wa Tsuma attributes the success to the good relationship that exists between the staff, the community the students and the community. He is quick to add that that prayer has always been their order of the day.
At Fesbeth Academy, teachers and students could not hide their joy after scoring a mean of 367 with 32 students scoring over 400 marks.
The director Ruth Minish attributed the success to team work and persistence to purpose, with their first candidate scoring 433 marks, Mrs. Minish said it is the best results the school has ever recorded.
She however called upon the government to award the private schools students where they are merited explaining that sidelining them will make them feel rejected and thus demoralize those behind them