During the tests, officials in charge of 10 centres were relieved of their duties as centre managers for allowing the transportation of materials in private vehicles, contrary to the requirement for use of government transportation only.
A total of 110 people including candidates, who attempted cheating, were arrested owing to the watchful eyes of security-men, monitors and other officials.
At least 10 board of management teachers in four schools were arrested in connection to various cases of malpractices.
A total of 101 cell phones were confiscated from teachers, candidates and school staff.
Four students were deregistered for impersonation.
Knec has warned that those who were involved in any form of cheating will pay the price.
In the results of the 2017 exams, Sing’ore Girls’ High School in Elgeyo-Marakwet County topped with a performance index of 69.9 per cent. A total of 271 candidates were registered.
Light Academy in Mombasa County, which had 28 candidates, came second with a performance index of 69.15 per cent, while Alliance Girls’ High School, with 394 candidates, followed closely at position three with an index of 68.6 per cent.
Pangani Girls’ produced the best candidate in the country – Karimi Naomi Kawira scored an A of 87.011 points. Another two of its students – Muraya Mongina and Emily Mwatate – were also among the top 10.
The school’s performance index in the 2017 examinations was 66.222 and it was ranked position 10 nationally.
The release of the results will set stage for scramble for elite courses in top universities in the country.