The top candidate in the 2016 KCPE exams scored 437 marks, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has clarified.

Oduor Victor Odhiambo of Daisy Special School in Kakamega County emerged the best countrywide, followed by Kevin Ngatia of Tender Care Academy in Nairobi with 436 marks.

Oduor's score is a 12-mark drop from last year's 449.

In the results released at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in Nairobi on Thursday, only 5,190 obtained 400 marks and above compared with 7,560 in 2015.

NO CHEATING

And for the first time in Kenya's KCPE history, Dr Matiang'i said all candidates would receive their results as there was not a single case of cheating.

Only 21 cases of malpractices and attempted cheating were reported across the country, he said.