Improved 2022 KCSE examination results in schools in Kisii and Nyamira counties have caused speculation with with Kenyans taking to social media to discuss what could have led to such a leap in performance.
An analysis of results from 12 schools in the two counties show that some schools that had a mean score of between 5 and 7 now posted 9 or 10.
Politicians including Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale have expressed their concerns on the issue with some fearing the results may not be credible.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu who comes from Kisii county has nevertheless defended the results and accused critics for singling out the region while several other counties recorded improved performances.
The CS noted that the Ministry had devised a system to curb examination leakage and commended the ICT Ministry and the Communication Authority for sealing all the loopholes.