The 2014 KCPE results marked the first time that the ministry of education abandoned the concept of ranking students and schools. The rationale for this is that it puts pressure on schools to engage in cheating.
More than 880,000 candidates sat the exam in 24,278 centres across the country this year, an increase from 2013, when 839,000 candidates took part in 23,819 centres.
436,814 students got more that 251 marks out of 500, representing 49.61 per cent of those who sat the exam, compared with 49.71 per cent last year.
15. 78 percent of the candidates attained 301 and 350 marks.
28.02 percent got 201 to 250 marks.
16.5 percent got 151 to 200 marks.
5.59 percent scored between 101 and 150 marks.
Less than one percent scored below 100 marks.44 candidates did their exam while in hospital as 248 sat the exam in prisons.
Examination irregularities increased this year with a record of 1,702 students involved.
There was an increase of 17 percent of candidates with special needs who sat the exam compared to the previous year in which 1,785 were examined.
The highest number of them were candidates with physical disabilities (695).
687,000 of the 889,000 KCPE candidates will be absorbed in secondary schools to cover those who scored over 200 marks.