The current Principal of Mangu High School is Mr J.M Kuria. He replaced Mr Abraham Githuka whose tenure was largely successful until his retirement.
As hitherto top performing national secondary schools like Starehe Boys Centre are on a downward spiral, the likes of Mang’u High School continue to post excellent results. The board of governors can be credited with this consistency over the years. According to Mang’u’s website, the school has 12 board members and 3 co-opted members.
Here is the list of the members;
1. Sub-county Director of Education
Thika West Sub-county
P.O. Box 262 – 01000
Tel. (067) 31272 / 31398
2. Mr. George Muhoho Chairman
3. Mr. Githuka Abraham Secretary
Principal, Mangu High School
P.O. Box 314 – 01000
4. Fr. Kiarie
Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi
5. Mr. Vincent Kambo
6. Dr. K. K. Gakombe
7. Mrs Mary Njoroge
8. Fr. Gabriel Kiranga
9. Mr. Humphrey Njuguna
10. Sr. Christine Kagunye
11. Mr. Pius Ndungu Thuku
12. Mrs Joan Ndorongo
1. Mr. Joshua Olang
2. Mr. Raphael Ng’ethe
3. Ms. Cate Kamau
Some of the big names that have schooled in this national school are (via Wikipedia);
Maurice Michael Otunga (1923-2003), Cardinal and Archbishop emeritus of Nairobi and Military Ordinary emeritus for Kenya
Moody Awori (born 1927), 9th vice president of Kenya
John Njenga (born 1928), Roman Catholic archbishop of Mombasa Diocese
Anthony Muheria (born 1962), Roman Catholic Bishop of Kitui Diocese
Tom Mboya (1930-1969), founder of the Nairobi People’s Congress Party and the Minister of Economic Planning and Development
Hilary Ng’weno (born 1938), the first Editor in Chief of Daily Nation
Mwai Kibaki (born 1931), 3rd President of Kenya
John Michuki (1932-2012), permanent Secretary in the Finance Ministry, Chairman of the Kenya Commercial Bank, Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister
Khadambi Asalache (1935-2006), Kenyan poet and author who settled in London in 1960, later a civil servant at HM Treasury, taught Swahili at the Berlitz School, and worked for the BBC African Service.
Wilfred Kiboro (born 1944), CEO Nation Media Group
George Saitoti (1945-2012), 6th Vice President of Kenya
Binyavanga Wainaina (born 1971), author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize, nominated by the World Economic Forum as a “Young Global Leader” but declined the award.
Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD
Dr. Joshua Noreh, performed Kenya’s first Invitro-Fertilization
Cyrus Jirongo, politician and a former Member of Parliament in Kenya
Patrick Ngugi Njoroge, Governor Central Bank of Kenya
Dr Evans Kidero, politician and former governor of Nairobi county.
Prof. John Odhiambo Onyango,Ph.D., associate professor of architecture, architect, University of Notre Dame, USA.