University of Cambridge

Talented Kenyan students excel in Cambridge examinations


University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) will celebrate the exceptional exam results of high-achieving Kenyan students at the Brilliance in Kenya awards ceremony at the Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi on Monday 29 September.

Five Kenyan students have been ranked Top in the World for their performance in a single subject at Cambridge IGCSE, International AS Level or International A Level in the June 2008 examination session. The winning students out-performed candidates worldwide in Cambridge IGCSEs English as a Second Language and Additional Mathematics; International AS Level Literature in English; and International A Levels Geography and Psychology.

A further 44 awards will be presented to students who have been ranked Top in Kenya for their exam performance in a single subject, representing over a dozen schools.

The awards will be presented by the Kenya Acting British High Commissioner, Louise de Sousa, and students will also be congratulated at the ceremony by CIE Representative Anne Crowson.

Guy Lane, CIE Director, says: ‘The results are a reflection of the enormous talent in Kenya, not only amongst the student body but also within the teaching profession. The Cambridge qualifications achieved by Kenyan students will provide them with a solid foundation for success in their future studies and careers. CIE offers congratulations to all the students, their families and their schools.’

The full list of high-achieving students in the June 2008 examination session is as follows:

Students from Kenya who are Top in the World:





Joe Ochieng Onam

English as a Second Language


Light Academy

Pulkit Shamshery

Additional Mathematics


Braeburn High School Nairobi

Maureen Mumbi Munene

Literature in English

AS Level

Rusinga School

Irfan Javer


A Level

The Millennium Academy

Georgine Taylor


A Level

Hillcrest Secondary School

Students who are Top in Kenya:

O Level:
Sadaf Mirza Baig – English Language – The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi
Rehema Jean Sinei – Swahili – Nyahururu Elite Senior School Ltd
Ernest Muchai Mwithiga – Swahili – Braeside High School
Abigail Hooper – Food and Nutrition – Hillcrest Secondary School

Abigail Hooper – Art and Design – Hillcrest Secondary School
Sarah Elizabeth Tyrrell – Physical Education – Peponi Secondary School
Dil Jitendra Patel – Information Technology – Premier Academy
Nicholas Ngorok – Computer Studies – Rusinga School
Tanweer Ebrahim Jaffer – Design and Technology – Braeside High School
Sadaf Mirza Baig – Business Studies – The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi
Shiv Paresh Morjaria – Economics – The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa
Pulkit Shamshery – Geography – Braeburn High School, Nairobi
Ashina Ntenga Mtsumi – History – Rusinga School
Abigail Hooper – History – Hillcrest Secondary School
Jeandre Griessel – Literature (English) – Peponi Secondary School
Rimi Shah – Sociology – Braeburn High School, Nairobi
Reyane Mbaye – First Language English – Braeburn High School, Nairobi
Reyane Mbaye – Foreign Language French – Braeburn High School, Nairobi
Pulkit Shamshery – Mathematics (Without Coursework) – Braeburn High School, Nairobi
Pulkit Shamshery – Biology – Braeburn High School, Nairobi
Kartikeya Sudhir Vyas – Chemistry – The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa
Dil Jitendra Patel – Physics – Premier Academy
Shekinah Grace Divya Philip – Food and Nutrition – The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa

AS Level:
Aman Goitom – Computing – Hillcrest Secondary School
Kameja Catherine Tibakilana – Geography – Brookhouse School
Emmy Mwendi Awori – History – Rusinga School
Jay Sheth – Psychology – Hillcrest Secondary School
Sujay Shah – Biology – Hillcrest Secondary School
Narissa Allibhai – Physics – Hillcrest Secondary School
Mwakule Rachel Mbeyu – Art and Design – Brookhouse School
Moses Gatonye Richu – Business Studies – Rusinga School
Moses Gatonye Richu – Economics – Rusinga School
Jay Sheth – Economics – Hillcrest Secondary School

A Level:
Kipruto Koech – Computing – Hillcrest Secondary School
Li Ashrov – Literature in English – Hillcrest Secondary School
Kawuma Peter Male – History – Brookhouse School
Unadkat Megha – Biology – Greensteds School
Seo Kyung Ju Aimee – Chemistry – Braeburn College
Blessing Aghaulor – Chemistry – Hillcrest Secondary School
Seo Kyung Ju Aimee – Physics – Braeburn College
Laseko Nelson Robson – Art and Design – Brookhouse School
Ndichu Justin Mungai – Business Studies – Brookhouse School
Karia Akash – Economics – Greensteds School
Karigithu Michael – Mathematics – Brookhouse School

Notes to Editors:

About CIE

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19 year olds. CIE offers the Cambridge International Curriculum for 5 – 19 year olds, professional qualifications for teachers and vocational qualifications for adult learners. CIE qualifications are taken in 150 countries and recognised by universities, educational providers and employers across the world.

CIE is part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organization and part of the University of Cambridge. CIE has a strong pedigree in development and research and offers unrivalled support to its network of registered centres.

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