St Peter’s Mumias Boys' High School has produced a number of individuals who played an instrumental role in nation-building.
Kenyans.co.ke takes a look at four prominent Kenyans who schooled at the Kakamega County-based learning institution.
The veteran journalist with his signature programme, Daring Abroad , is an alumnus of St Peters Mumias Boys' High School.
Chamwada, who has worked for a number of media houses in the country including the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), KTN and Citizen TV, completed his studies at the school three decades ago.
During a visit to the school, he revealed that the school only had 400 students.
“Always nostalgic visiting my former school, St. Peters Mumias High School. I completed my studies here in 1990, that is 31 years ago. And whenever I visit, it is always different.
“During our time we were just about 400 students, the entire population. a quarter of bread was going for Ksh 1, meaning if you had Ksh 4, you could buy a whole loaf,” he commented then.
Chamwada is the founder and CEO of Chams Media, a communication consultancy firm currently partnering with NTV for the Daring Abroad programme.
The former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati attended St. Peters Mumias.
After completing his studies at the school, Chebukati joined Bokoli Secondary School and Lenana School before proceeding to the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
At JKUAT, Chebukati pursued a master's in business administration course. He then enrolled at the University of Nairobi, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree before joining the Kenya School of Law. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Prof George Luchiri Wajackoyah, the man who became a household name during the 2022 Presidential election is also an old boy of Saint Peters Mumias.
Wajackoyah undertook his A-Levels at the school in the early 1980s.
Veteran rugby player Humphrey Kayange is one of the famous sports personalities whose career was shaped at St. Peters Mumias.
Kayange, whose younger sibling Collins Injera was also a star rugby player, proceeded to JKUAT after finishing his high school studies.
At the Juja-based higher learning institution, he undertook a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry.
Kayange is regarded as one of the best players ever to don the national seven’s team jersey. He was part of the Shujaa squad which bagged Kenya’s maiden HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title in Singapore in 2016.