How Kenyans Reacted to Cabinet Secretary Matiang’i’s KCPE 2016 Results Shocker


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It is that time of the year again where standard 8 candidates eagerly wait for the results of the concluded KCPE exams. Traditionally, the exams are done early in November and they have to wait after Christmas to get their results.

However, this year, the system is different. The students sat for the exams during the first weeks of November (which is usual) but two things were changes: The exam results announcement and the subsequent selection by the secondary schools.

The Ministry of Education’s Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i was expected to announce the KCPE results for this year on December 8th but he decided to announce them today which is a whole week earlier. This move was unnoticed and Kenyans on Twitter expressed their shock towards the gesture.

Full of surprises.

CS of the Year Award goes to…

The candidates are definitely shocked by the news

Kenyans ended up congratulating the CS for his work.

Well some wanted him to become the head of all ministries.

…or the head of the IEBC

…or the governor of Nyamira

This is actually a great idea!

One of the ways for a candidate to view his/her KCPE results is by SMS and sources have it that the third party that runs the short-code was caught unawares. Since there are almost a million candidates who sat for the exams, you can understand the concern. The KCSE results might be announced earlier than usual which means that they should have built up their capacity before then.


  1. […] To check the results digitally,  one has two choices use the SMS way or go to the website and use the form to enter your index number on the site. Checking via SMS will require you to use short code 22252 where you send in the candidate index number to 22252. This applies to all networks including Safaricom, Airtel and Orange. We however learn that some carriers may not be ready as nearly everyone, including the media were caught by surprise at the speedy results announcement. […]

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