Five Students who Topped KCPE And What They Are Currently Doing

Exelling in KCPE does not necesarilly mean one will  do the same in KCSE. Infact, most of the students who perform well in KCPE end up performing poorly in KCSE. However, there are others who perform exemplary well in both exams and go on to join the bst universities undertaking some of the best courses in the market.

A group of students who excelled in KCPE went on to excel in KCSE and university. These are students were determined to demonstrate the world that their success in KCPE was not an accident but the consequence of hard work.

In this article, Jambo Daily looks at these academic heroes, their accomplishments, and what they are doing now.

Students who Topped KCPE And What They Are Currently Doing

1. Peter Kamenju Njoroge


He finished first in the KCPE 2009 with 438 points out of a possible 500.

Kamenju, who attended Lily Academy in Githuai, was one of the few candidates who were able to fulfill his desire of attending Alliance High School.

His goal job was to be a surgeon.

He earned a BSC in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi (UON) School of Medicine in 2019.

In media appearances, he stated that tests are not a test of intelligence, but rather of discipline and organization.

2. Naeem Samnakay

He broke the record by becoming the first student in history to win both the KCPE and the KCSE exams.

In 1985, he headed the pack of KCPE candidates. Four years later, as an Alliance High School student, he set another record by passing the KCSE with a perfect score.

Samnakay enrolled in the University of Western Australia (UWA), where she earned a master’s degree in medical science and an honors degree in medical school.

3. Abbas Naeem Essajjee

Abbas Naeem Essajjee was the highest student of Aga Khan Primary School in the 2009 KCPE exams, getting 431 points.

He turned down the opportunity to attend Alliance High School in favor of attending Aga Khan High School, a day school.

He continued his achievement in the 2013 KCSE exams, ranking 20th nationally with a score of 86.831.