On Thursday reports went viral that Azimio La Umoja supporter Nuru Okanga had scored 401 marks in the just released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCSE)
Despite reports claiming that he achieved an impressive 401 marks, a teacher, speaking anonymously to Kenyans.co.ke, revealed that the school had not received Okanga’s results.
Okanga himself, when questioned about the results by Swahili journalist Fridah Mwaka on NTV, played coy, neither confirming nor denying the reported score.
He went on to suggest that the media and the public had prematurely put his results online without consulting him. However, he did not provide a clear stance on his performance, leaving the public in suspense.
Adding complexity to the situation, a leaked result from the County exams office, supposedly belonging to Okanga, shared similarities with the online-reported 401 marks.
Yet, discrepancies emerged in the arrangement of subjects, deviating from the standard format employed by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC). This fueled speculation about the authenticity of the leaked result.
The intrigue deepened as Okanga shared a different index number (3796*****22) from the one associated with the 401 marks. Attempts to verify these index numbers through SMS queries to KNEC resulted in responses stating that the codes were nonexistent.
The TSC official shed light on Okanga’s special candidate status, explaining that special candidates, like Okanga, have unique index numbers, and their results are not released concurrently with others.
The official also hinted that Okanga’s physical results might be published by the school within three days, providing an opportunity for a clearer understanding of the situation.