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St Joseph’s Girls Kitale: School Records History By Winning Three Trophies In Rift Valley Region

St. Joseph’s Girls High School Kitale recent exploits in sports has created hundreds of bitter rivals who are silently nursing their losses.

As they went into song and dance in Eldoret, they knew deep in their minds that they had left behind a trail of destruction. But for there to be order, the strong must rule over the weak and the ruthless saints deserve basking in the glory of their hard-fought victories.

The Trans-Nzoia based school walked away with a treble in the recently concluded Rift Valley Regional championship. They were crowned the champions in hockey, handball and basketball.

The school has lived true to the purple colour that has over the years been used to define them. It is not only part of their school uniform but is also conspicuously painted on the school’s buildings. The colour is symbolic of power, royalty and ambition.

Hockey

The school made a comeback to the regional finals after 6 years in the cold. The last time they sailed to the nationals was in 2017 where they went on to be runner-up in the East African region.

Popularly nicknamed JOGA, St. Josephs had a different ambition this year. They ensured they annihilated neighbours  Trans-Nzoia Mixed, a fierce rival that could potentially jeopardize their plan of progressing past the county levels.

In the Rift Valley finals, St. Joseph’s drubbed Afraha Girls 8-0. The hockey team is coached by John Lusaka, a Geography and Business teacher.

Handball 

It was an epic finals as the ladies in purple fended off a determined Murundiko 33-28. The game ended in a 22-22 draw before St Joseph’s endurance propelled them to victory in extra time.

The handball team is coached by Maureen Sitati.

It was a tough game, the girls worked on their mistakes at the end and managed to win in the last minute,” Sitati said after the game.

Basketball

JOGA narrowly won the basketball finals after beating Nasokol 29-26. The basketball team is under the tutelage of Patrick Kisaka.

St Joseph’s Girls principal

Chief Principal Rosebella Orwaru.[Photo|Aspect News| Facebook ]
The institution is under the leadership of Rosebella Orwaru who is the chief principal. She has been at the helm of the school for 4 years after taking over in 2019. Orwaru has been instrumental in ensuring the school succeeds both in academics and sports.

According to her, sports is also a lucrative field that can be relied on as a source of livelihood.

In Kenya today, many people are making a living through sports. It will be very unfair to our children if we do not allow them to express themselves through sports because sports pays very well too apart from academics,” she told Standard Media.

Academic performance

The following is the school’s KCSE mean points in recent years:

  • 2018:    6.558
  • 2019:    6.760
  • 2020:    9.8
  • 2022:    8.2

Notable Alumnae

  • Stella Sikhila: A renowned roll ball player.
  • Diana Wendy Atieno: An agricultural and biosystem engineer who has been vocal in giving back to the less fortunate in Trans-Nzoia.
  • Sheila Rono: She was crowned Miss Intercontinental Kenya 2017.
  • Janis Keya: Miss Tourism Kenya 2018.
  • Mulati Nemali: A commercial model, actress and dancer.

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