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Mang’u High School Principal And Board Of Governors

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.

Mang’u High School Principal And Board Of Governors
Change of guard as Mr J.M Kuria Is Welcomed To Take Charge Image/Courtesy

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

Email: educationthika@yahoo.com

2. Mr. George Muhoho Chairman

3. Mr. Githuka Abraham Secretary

Principal, Mangu High School

P.O. Box 314 – 01000


4. Fr. Kiarie

Education Secretary

Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi

5. Mr. Vincent Kambo

6. Dr. K. K. Gakombe

7. Mrs Mary Njoroge

8. Fr. Gabriel Kiranga

Marianist Brothers

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.