This is a national boys boarding secondary school located in Kakamega, Kenya. The school was formerly known as Government African School, Kakamega and Kakamega High School. It was established in the year 1932 by North Kavirondo District Council which was the local native council at that time, founded by Harold Arthur Waterloo Chapman. The school has since grown to be an admirable as well as sports hub. The current principal is Gerald Arina.
Notable alumni from the school include Kenneth Marende, who is the former speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya, Bonny Khalwale, who is the Member of Parliament of the Ikolomani constituency, Najib Balala, who is the Minister of tourism, Dennis Oliech, who is an international footballer, Noah Wekesa, who was the Minister for Wildlife and Forestry and Yusuf Chanzu who was th MP for Vihiga constituency.
School motto; In unity is strength.
School mission; To develop and nurture intellectual, moral and practical skills in learners for a dynamic world.
School vision; To be a centre of academic excellence.
Kakamega School location;
Kakamega school is located in Shirere sub location, Bukhungu location, Municipality division in Lurambi constituency, Kakamega county. The school sits on a 95 acre piece of land. Schools that neighbour it include Albertos Divine Providence Primary school,Bukhulunya Primary School, Bukhulunya Special School, King David Academy and St. Joseph Academy secondary school.
Kakamega School KCSE performance;
It is one of the academic giants in the region. In 2018’s KCSE, the school produced the second best student in the region, that is Oduor Fredrick Omondi who had 82 poits and happened to be position 48 nationally.
Kakamega School Form one selection;
The school admits approximately 300 students each year based on academic merit and quota as per the Kenyan standard education policy.There is bias to students from public schools as required by the current education policy. The students are also admitted on a need- blind basis.
Kakamega School Contacts;
School’s KNEC code; 37600001
School’s postal address; P.O. Box 90-50100, Kakamega.
Telephone/ mobile number; 0704143990