An Overview of KCPE Results 2016

The release of KCPE results on the 1st of December, 2016 came as a surprise to many. The results were released by the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Matiang’i at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in Nairobi, Kenya.

For the first time in Kenya’s history, the results had the smallest number of the reported irregularities. In essence, Matiang’i indicated that all candidates would receive their results as there was not a single case of cheating. He was quick to note that only 21 cases of malpractices and attempted cheating were reported across the country.

Curbing of national exam cheating during the 2016 national examinations did not come as a surprise; it came as a result of deliberate effort made by the Ministry of Education, Communication and Security. Future efforts and institutionalization of the process should be made to keep up the spirit and to avoid recurrence of exam cheating in Kenya.

During the 2016 KCPE examination, a total of 952, 021 candidates wrote the tests. The top student scored 437 marks out of 500 marks. Only 5,190 pupils obtained over 400 marks, a number expected to join the National secondary schools.

Checking KCPE 2016 results

There are  two options for checking KCPE results, namely SMS and online:

  • To get KCPE results 2016 by SMS, send an SMS with the pupil’s Index Number to 22252 for Safaricom, Airtel and Orange networks.
  • To get the results Online, go to the KNEC website at and enter your Index number.

Getting KCPE 2016 Result Slip

The ministry of education advises parents and pupils to check the KCPE results and result slip for any anomaly such as incorrect candidate’s name, school name and code as well as wrong subject grade and report to KNEC within a month after the announcement.