On 20th January 2022, the cabinet secretary for education, Hon. Ezekiel Ombaki Machogu released the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education at Mtihani House. According to the results released, 173 345 students got minimum university entry grades, representing 19.03% of the number of candidates who sat for the exams, which is an improvement compared to 145 176 candidates in 2021 who sat for the exams.

According to the Cabinet secretary, 1,146 KCSE candidates scored grade A (plain) while 30,822 had grade E in the 2022 exams; he further highlighted that there was no cheating in the exams.

From the results, it has been revealed the top two performing schools are from the Gusii region, with Nyambaria boys high school leading with a mean score of 10.8975, with 488 students scoring C+. Above translating into 100% transition to University, Cardinal Otunga boys high school came second with a mean score of 10.76, with 330 students attaining the university entry grades.

While releasing the results, CS Machogu named Kianungu mixed secondary school as the most improved school in the country, the school which is located in Bosamaro ward, West Mugirango Nyamira County, scored a mean of 8.5 with 88 students achieving a C+ and above.

Most Gusii schools performed exemplary well, with most of their students attaining the minimum university entry grades, most of them being districts and extra county schools.

There has been uproar from netizens, more so on Twitter, after Gusii schools performed excellently compared to other regions. Most netizens claimed that Kisii and Nyamira schools cheated in the exams and called on the government to audit the 2022 examinations.

Former presidential aspirant Abduba Dida took to his Twitter page to claim that the results from the Gusii schools were fake. He questioned how a day school with no resources scores more than a national school with resources.

“These results from Kisii region ARE AS FAKE as what Chebukati was reading at Bomas. Statistically, national schools get top students. They also have better equipment and facilities. Still, they get some Cs and Ds. Then a village school in Kisii has only Bs and above?” posted Dida.

Earlier today, Mathira MP Eric Mwangi Wamumbi took to his Facebook Page and claimed he would table a report seeking to impeach Education CS Ezekiel Machogu over the 2022 KCSE results.

“One of my roles as an MP is to oversight the executive; I am currently analyzing 2022 Exam results as compared to 2021 on schools I suspect mischief.
If I build a case, I will table the report and ask President William Ruto to sack CS Machogu. We mess our Education system, we mess our Nation,” posted Wamumbi.

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