Otiende Amollo & Classmates Surprise Ex-Principal 32 Years After KCSE

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    Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo (left) and 1989 classmates visited their former Maranda High School principal, Ezekiel Akunja Rachuonyo (seated) on Sunday, July 25, 2021
  • Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo and Maranda High School Alumni surprised their former principal, 32 years after they sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. 

    Omollo and the group visited the headteacher at his home on Sunday afternoon, July 25. 

    The lawyer rallied the 1989 class to visit Ezekiel Akunja Rachuonyo, one of their favourite teachers during their secondary school years in Siaya County. 

    "In the company Of Erstwhile Classmates of Maranda (Class Of 89), we called on our then principal and his wife, Mary Akunja.

    Lawyer Otiende Amollo (holding a sheep) and Maranda High School 1989 alumni at their ex-principal, Ezekiel Akunja Rachuony's home on Sunday, July 25, 2021

    "The wife also taught us. We gave them as many gifts as we could," Amollo stated. 

    He added that they were grateful to have been taught by the school head who they described as a disciplinarian and understanding teacher

    "We thank mwalimu for making us who we have become," the renowned lawyer and ODM party member added. 

    The classmates posed for photos with the elderly teacher and his wife reminisced on their old days and also shared a meal together. 

    They also presented him with his portrait, inscribed;

    "Thank you for opening our wings, for allowing us to grow while trusting us to fly and shine!"

    Other students who were nurtured by the tutor also commented on Amollo's post. 

    "Thank you Maranda Team 89. Mwalimu Akunja, the disciplinarian, shaped my early years at Ngere High School, just before Maranda," Hezekiah Bunde appreciated. 

    "Very good gesture. Let's remember those who sacrificed to ensure our future is successful," one Kipchumba added.

    A portrait of Ezekiel Akunja Rachuony that was presented to him by his students, Maranda High School 1989 alumni.