Jomo Kenyatta High School

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Coordinates: 0°10′10″S 36°07′50″E / 0.169501°S 36.130598°E / -0.169501; 36.130598 Jomo Kenyatta High School is located in Bahati Division, Nakuru County in Kenya. From the time of inception in the 1970s, it has been a Mixed Boarding School until 2016 when it separated to a boys and girls boarding school.

History and operations[edit]

Initially, this school was known as Ngwataniro Secondary School, but later renamed after the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta.[1] It was pioneered by, among others, the late Kihika Kimani.

It is located facing the Menengai Crater on the rise towards the Kenyan Eastern Highlands, in the Great Rift Valley. Near a small center known as maili kumi

In the 1990s, the school was one of the largest mixed schools in the province with a population of more than 1,000 students at any given time. By that time, in national ranking it was a District School.

Previous headmasters include Gill Singh, Joseph Njoroge and Joseph B. Gachanja, the latter having retired in 2008 after achieving the mandatory 55 years of age stipulated by the Teachers Service Commission of Kenya. The currentp principal is known as John Mureithi who took office in 2008.

Nakuru County also includes such schools as Lamurdiac, established by the late Kihika Kimani.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History - Jomo Kenyatta High (archived)". Archived from the original on 2015-04-25.