Starehe Boys Centre & School fraternity has lost a great man Ken Okoth. The school fraternity is mourning the passing on of the Kibra MP of class of 1995.
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Ken joined Starehe Boys after he scored 617 marks out of the possible 700 in KCPE at Olympic Primary.
In a past interview with Daily Nation, he said it was at the prestigious school, where he first slept on a bed.
It was at Starehe where I used a bed for the first time in my life, graduating from shared mats or mattresses spread on the floor. Oh, what a change it was for me.
He also said he opted to stay in school over the holidays than go home
PRIOR TO SECONDARY SCHOOL, I HAD NOT KNOWN A THREE-MEAL DIET. EATING FROM THE TRASH BINS WAS JUST NORMAL. I SELDOM WENT BACK HOME, CHOOSING INSTEAD TO REMAIN AT SCHOOL STUDYING AND WORKING.
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A post on Starehe Alumni Twitter page read;
Okoth’s former classmates have paid moving tributes to him. Check out some of their messages;
Geoffrey Muchiri My senior and roommate at Starehe Boys Centre. That’s how close cancer is striking. RIP bro. All is well.
Mohammed Wehliye A sad day for the nation and Starehe in particular. We lost Ken Okoth and also Nick Muriuki, former chairman of the management committee of Starehe.
Shaban Mwangi As a society to which Hon. Ken was a brother & a member, we will miss him. He put to practice the words of “The Charge” as given by our Boss, The Late Dr. Geoffrey W. Griffin.
Dan Kirwa Such a painful loss to the society at large… this was an exceptional breed of an MP @OldStarehians have lost a great mind and such a gentle soul.
David Kamau I have prayed and looked forward to a day of Ken’s presidency…that is cut short!
Fame and money are fleeting, improving life-long opportunities for those in need are golden; Ken did that with valour.
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Mboko Brian Starehe Boys Centre and School
Class of 1995
File no. 9007
Hon. Ken Okoth I celebrate your life. Leadership was at the centre of your heart.
You are such a wonderful brother. Your perception for life was a great change initiating wave. You challenged every challenge and you always won.
George Odo May his soul Rest In Peace. Ken lived our old school motto and always “Aimed high”
Eric Amiani The path of duty is the way to glory.