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Knec Releases KCSE Results Today


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Knec Releases KCSE 2022 Results Today

2022/2023 KCSE Results Release; In spite of the unprecedented delay, the Kenya National Examinations Council has already released the anxiously awaited KCSE national examinations today to CS Machogu’s office! According to reliable sources, the council has completed the grading process and candidates will receive their KCSE 2022 results any moment now. Click HERE to receive the KCSE 2022 results for all schools in Kenya once CS Machogu releases results today at Mtihani House.

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KCSE 2022 candidates can access their results by sending their full index number (not a random number) followed by the word KCSE to 20076. This is the fastest and simplest way of receiving KCSE results via mobile phone at an affordable fixed cost of Kshs 25. This cost is non-negotiable and non-refundable across all networks in Kenya.



The marking of the KCSE national examinations that commenced on January 2, 2023, ended on January 16, 2023.

The last batch of KCSE examiners cleared on January 16, 2023, from the designated KNEC marking centers having received their advance amounting to Kshs 20, 000 each.

The marking exercise was however disrupted after examiners marking CRE paper one at St. Francis Mang’u Girls High School went on a rampage after Knec refused to heed their pleas.

The examiners were against the high-handedness of the chief examiner who had been deployed to oversee the marking process at the center.

Remember that the KCSE examiners need to work in a peaceful environment given the extreme pressure they experience that encompasses sitting for long hours to ensure results are delivered on time.

The examiners also demanded better pay arguing that Knec should at least part with Kshs 100 per script to compensate for the cumbersome process.

Knec however stood its ground arguing that the examiners had already signed a contract when downloading their deployment letters. The council said that it cannot revise payment rates halfway since the funds for examiners’ pay had already been allocated.

Disgruntled, the examiners halted the marking process and camped at the field. CS Machogu tried to intervene in vain and some examiners left the center while chanting President Ruto’s name.

In response to the situation, KNEC released the following statement

Official Knec Statement on Halted Marking and Release of KCSE Results 2023

Tuesday January 10, 2023

Press Statement


The Kenya National Examinations Council Knec wishes to inform the Country that the marking exercise of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination is going on smoothly in all the 35 centres.

However, on Tuesday January 10, 2023, some examiners at one of the centres where marking of Christian Religious Education paper 1 is currently taking place attempted to disrupt the exercise over claims that they were unhappy with the “strict” marking regime imposed by the centre’s chief examiner.

The Council authorities upon consultations agreed to replace the chief examiner as a compromise to ensure smooth progress of the marking exercise.

Unfortunately, despite responding to their initial demand, a few examiners yet again came up with a fresh call that the marking fee be revised upwards.

Since the issue of the examiners marking fee is an individual contract, and agreed to before reporting to a centre, the council found it impossible to find an extra budget to revise the rates midway.

The council resolved to allow examiners who were willing to continue with the marking process to do so uninterrupted.

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Equally, those who wished to exit the marking exercise were allowed to do so without causing further interruptions to the process.

In the meantime, the council has invited trained Examiners from its database to ensure smooth progress of the exercise.

The council wishes to assure the county that the marking exercise is going on well and will be completed in time to ensure a timely release of results.

Prof. Julius Nyabundi,


Kenya National Examinations Council


Knec Payment Rates for KCSE Examiners 2023

Knec pays KCSE examiners a flat rate of Kshs. 150 per day for co-ordination and harmonization of the marking schemes.

This process takes up to four days depending on the complexity of the paper at hand.

Upon completion, Knec further reimburses examiners fare and other travel expenses incurred when travelling to the marking centres.

Knec reimbursement rates for examiners are determined based on the proximity to the marking centres.

Examiners who sojourn and cover long distances for instance those from far flung regions such as Moyale and Lodwar get more than those from Nairobi and its environs where the 35 marking centres are.

The third parameter used to determine the Knec payment rates 2023 is the number of scripts marked by an examiner.

Fast markers usually take the Lion’s Share of Knec payments.

The amount paid per script is multiplied by the number of scripts an examiner marks. For instance the standard Knec payment rates for CRE paper one is Kshs. 55. If an examiner marks 400 scripts. He or she will take home Kshs. 55*400= 22, 000


Unfortunately, Knec remits the payment records to the Government of Kenya such that an examiner who walks away with over Kshs 24,000 must remit 10% of the amount collected.

Examiners who fail to remit this amount cannot get clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority KRA technically dubbed KRA Tax Compliance Certificate, a mandatory requirement during TSC Promotions interviews.

The Knec payment rates per script for all papers range from Kshs 55 to 77.

The last time Knec revised the payment rates was in 2019 after Physics examiners and those who were marking business studies downed their tools, citing poor payment rates.

Do you think Knec should revise payment rates for examiners?

Feel free to leave your comment on our “Comments” segment below.








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