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The top three candidates are; 1. Master Ali Michael Munyiri 440 marks 2. Flavian Onyango 439 marks 2. June Cheptoo Koech 2. Sean Michael Ndungu 439 marks.

3:01pm: Magoha announces that top candidate in this year's KCPE scored 440 Marks, three candidates tied at position 2 with 439 marks.

3:00pm: Magoha notes that overall 2019 performance was better than that of 2018.

"We are going on the ground starting tomorrow. By December 2, 2019, every child shall have a place," Magoha said.

2:55pm: CS Magoha assures all KCPE candidates that they will be admitted to secondary schools.

2:50pm: Magoha divulges that none of the exam papers leaked.

2:40pm: CS Magoha applauds all persons that participated in ensuring the exam was administered in accordance to the law.

Earlier today, Prof Magoha updated President Uhuru Kenyatta about the results before proceeding to KNEC headquarters for the official release.

This is the third year the ministry of education is releasing the results earlier than usual.

The 2019 KCPE results are currently being released by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha.