The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Mwingi Girl Leads in Kitui After Getting 422 Marks

Mwingi region in Kitui county has produced the top four schools in last year's KCPE results. Precious Moment, Mui Kings, Kangingo Oasis and By Grace academies topped the chart. Stellamaris academy from Kitui emerged position five.

However, the area ironically recorded the poorest performance. All bottom three schools came from Mwingi North constituency. Senata Collins Ateka emerged the top boy from Kangingo with 434 marks. The best girl was Mbiti Victoria Mwende, who scored 422 marks.

Out of the bottom five, four (Tii, Ciatungu, Kaivirya, Kalole) are from Mwingi North constituency. Other poorly performing schools were Kalambani and Kamandio primary schools.

Speaking on the phone yesterday, Mwingi North MP John Munuve Mati said there is a need for all the four districts in the constituency to hold a joint players meeting to chart the way forward. "I have to convene and chair this meeting as we as a constituency have been dominating the bottom five for a while now," he said.

The county displayed a tight lead by private schools being in the top five schools as five public schools were ranked bottom five in the county.

Precious Moment academy in Mwingi academy has made a comeback after appearing on the third position in the county last year.

Speaking to the Star , the director of the school Theophilus Mutuku said the school that produced the best girl in the county Victoria Mwende Mbiti,422 has been working hard to come back to thetop position and aims at retaining it.

"We are excited as the entire school as this was the effort of pupils, teachers and parents the next thing for us is to ensure we do not fall back," he said.

The school that had two students on the top 10 list in the county has been holding the second position since 2004 and was displaced to position three last year.

Of the bottom five schools, four are from the Mwingi North Constituency where insecurity has been on the rise with banditry attacks and cattlerusting being witnessed in different occasions.

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