EX-PRINCIPAL FETED

Alumni pledge to restore Menyenya High School's lost glory

They promised to build a multipurpose hall, set up kitty for needy students

In Summary

•Ong’ombe received various awards from his former students who paid him glowing tributes.

•The association chairman Justine Mabeya said some of the interventions will include improving the school’s infrastructure.

Chris Mogeni gifts former Menyenya High School principal Job Ong'ombe and his wife Lucy.
Chris Mogeni gifts former Menyenya High School principal Job Ong'ombe and his wife Lucy.
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Former students of Menyenya High School in Nyansiongo, Nyamira county have pledged to help restore the institution's lost grlorty and improve its fortunes.

Under the Menyanya High School Alumni Association, the former students said they will make deliberate interventions to improve the school's infrastructure.

They spoke on Tuesday at the home of former Principal Job Ong’ombe during a ceremony to fete the teacher who served the school for 20 years.

Ong’ombe received various awards from his former students who paid him glowing tributes.

Menyenya High School Alumni Association chairman Justine Mabeya with former principal Job Ong'ombe
Menyenya High School Alumni Association chairman Justine Mabeya with former principal Job Ong'ombe
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The association's chairman Justine Mabeya said some of the interventions will include improving the school’s infrastructure.

“We want to help construct a multipurpose hall at the school,” he said.

Mabeya said they have set up a kitty for needy students with the former students committing up to Sh500,000.

He encouraged others to donate towards the kitty.

They also announced the establishment of the Job Ong’ombe Scholarship fund to support needy students.

“Together with the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission, we have started the process of establishing an integrity club at the school,” Mabeya said.

“We also plan to have a comprehensive school award system.” 

He said the school had made great strides since its establishment and they could make it better.

Chris Mogeni, a member of the association, said mentorship programmes have been ongoing at the school.

Former Menyenya High School principal Job Ong'ombe receives a gift from John Matiang'i the education deputy director.
Former Menyenya High School principal Job Ong'ombe receives a gift from John Matiang'i the education deputy director.
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Some of the institution’s former students are Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Dr Joyce Mokamba of Kenya Bureau of Standards and  Solicitor General Ken Ogeto.

Others are prominent lawyer Nyandoro Kambi, deputy director of education John Matiang’i, university don Kepher Otiso, Teresa Mwoma among others.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris