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Meru School where AG Githu Muigai was the best student

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 Kenya’s Attorney General GIthu Muigai

Meru School was founded as the sister school to Meru Teachers College in 1956, when Sir Evelyn Baring was the Governor of Kenya.

But you can learn something else from the official website of the school situated along the Meru-Maua Road in Imenti North District: “The college staff taught the first class under trees near Mwithumwiru Primary School. It enrolled 22 students that were drawn from the larger Meru District, Central Province and North Eastern Province. In 1958, it admitted six girls, becoming a mixed school up to 1961 when the girls moved to the present-day Kaaga Girls High School.”

This national school currently runs its own posho mill, slaughter house and cow shed.

According to Mwirigi Silas, the schools’ current principal, “Meru School was established by the principle of spirituality. And the school, over the years, has managed to groom leaders.”


Indeed, notable alumni include the Attorney General Prof Githu Muigai in the ‘A’ level Class of ‘79 (and the best student besides also being best law student from first to fourth year at the University of Nairobi).

Others guided by the motto, ‘In understanding be men’, sourced from 1 Corinthians 14:20 include: Wiper party leader and former Veep Kalonzo Musyoka (Class of ‘73), Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof Jacob Kaimenyi (Class of ‘71), Imenti Central MP Hon Gideon Mwiti Irea and Meru Governor Peter Munya (currently on the school’s board of governors) where he chaired the Debating Club as an ‘A’ level student and won the provincial public speaking contest.

   -Austine Okande

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