In Summary
  • Who would have thought that Friends School Kamusinga, the school that has dominated hockey for as long as my memory serves me right, would finally find their match?
  • Almost 600 students took part in the week-long games held in the coastal town of Mombasa.

I have tried as much as possible not to start my blog this week with the fact that Narok Boys High School have broken the dominance of Friends School Kamusinga in the Secondary Schools’ national hockey games.

Yes, you read right… Narok Boys High School. Needless to mention, the school comes from near my ancestral home and it is the reason I feel jumpy as I carefully tap each key on this keyboard.

Who would have thought that Friends School Kamusinga, the school that has dominated hockey for as long as my memory serves me right, would finally find their match?

I clearly remember, back in my days in high school (Quite some time it has been), the mention of the name Kamusinga as opponents would scare us to our bones. They were dreaded. On the opposite, we knew it was a walk in the park if we were paired with Narok Boys.

However, the tables have turned, new champions have emerged! In the Girls category as well, St Johns Kaloleni emerged as the new queens of the girls’ game.

Well, I am not entirely talking about hockey in particular but on all of the disciplines at the just concluded Term One games; basketball and rugby included.

Almost 600 students took part in the week-long games held in the coastal town of Mombasa.

FORMER GRADUATES

Looking back, some of the greatest names in Kenyan football have emerged from these games; Dennis 'The Menace' Oliech, MacDonald Mariga, Victor Wanyama among others, were products of these games. But the question lingers, are there more of them that we are ignoring down there?

Most recently, former Shimba Hills High School star forward Taudencia Katumbi left the country on a sports scholarship in the USA. Katumbi, who helped Shimba Hills to win national and regional schools basketball titles before joining Co-op Bank last year, is set to join Wiley College in the US on a four-year scholarship.

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