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KCPE 2023 Results Complaints and How To Appeal

KCPE Results Complaints and Appeal: Addressing Concerns and Ensuring Credibility

In todays KNEC News – The release of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has been met with a wave of complaints and concerns from various stakeholders. These issues have brought the credibility of the examination body into question, prompting calls for a thorough audit of the results. In this article, we will delve into the concerns raised, the response from KNEC, and the need for a swift resolution to restore confidence in the examination process.

Inconsistencies and Errors: A Cause for Concern

Since the announcement of the KCPE results, numerous complaints have emerged regarding inconsistencies and errors in the marking and grading process. One of the key issues raised is the occurrence of identical marks for a subject across an entire class. This has led to suspicions of cheating or irregularities in the examination administration.

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) vice president, Faith Odhiambo, has called on KNEC to address these concerns by conducting a thorough audit of the results. The LSK emphasizes the need for a swift resolution, as many students and their families are left in a state of uncertainty during the festive season.

KCPE 2023 Results Complaints and How To Appeal

In response to the complaints, KNEC has acknowledged that there are salient issues with the outcome of the KCPE results. The examination body has clarified that the instance of identical marks for a whole class does not necessarily indicate cheating or irregularity. However, KNEC has admitted that there are discrepancies that need to be addressed.

KNEC has urged affected candidates to appeal within 30 days if they have any concerns regarding their results. This provides an avenue for students and their families to seek redress and clarification on any discrepancies they have identified.


A few candidates and schools received examination results via SMS code 40054 that included misaligned Kiswahili marks and grading errors in Science and Social Studies/ Religious Education. Please note that this ONLY affected SMS results and not the portal.

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The Credibility of KNEC at Stake

The credibility of KNEC is on trial as the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations are being concluded and marking is set to commence shortly. The handling of the KCPE results and the response from KNEC have raised doubts about the council’s ability to administer credible tests.

For a long time, KNEC has earned respect both within and outside the country for its track record of delivering reliable examinations. However, the recent widespread complaints and the perceived lack of transparency in addressing the issues have eroded this trust. It is crucial for KNEC to take swift action to assure candidates and their families that the test was administered with integrity and competence.

The Importance of Addressing Discrepancies

The discrepancies in the KCPE results are a matter of public interest and require urgent attention. Members of Parliament, led by Tinderet MP Julius Melly and Marakwet West legislator Timothy Kipchumba Toroitich, have expressed their concerns over the irregularities and have plans to summon the Education Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu, to explain the incompetence.

Instances of students in the same school scoring identical marks and some students receiving marks for papers they did not take have raised serious questions about the fairness and credibility of the examination. The Education Committee of the National Assembly will conduct investigations to ensure accountability and address these issues.

Restoring Confidence in the Examination Process

To restore confidence in the examination process, KNEC must take immediate action to address the discrepancies and concerns raised. A transparent and thorough audit of the results is essential to identify any errors and rectify them.

Additionally, KNEC should enhance its communication channels to provide timely updates and information to the affected candidates and their families. This will help alleviate anxiety and ensure that the appeals process is accessible and fair.

The Way Forward: Ensuring Fairness and Accountability

Moving forward, KNEC should implement measures to prevent similar issues from arising in future examinations. This may include enhancing the monitoring and supervision of the examination process, implementing robust quality assurance mechanisms, and ensuring that examiners adhere to rigorous marking standards.

Furthermore, it is crucial for KNEC to collaborate with relevant stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education, teachers, and education experts, to review and improve the examination system. This collaborative effort will help identify areas of improvement and establish best practices that promote fairness, transparency, and credibility.


The concerns and complaints surrounding the KCPE results highlight the need for a thorough investigation and resolution. KNEC must address the discrepancies promptly and transparently to restore confidence in the examination process. By taking swift action, implementing necessary reforms, and ensuring fairness and accountability, KNEC can uphold its reputation as a reliable examination body. Only by addressing these concerns can the students and their families have peace of mind and trust in the integrity of the examination system.

“The exam council should move with speed to assure candidates and their families that the test was administered with integrity and competently.” – Faith Odhiambo, Law Society of Kenya Vice President

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