One of the best and most well-known #academic institutions in #kisumucity is #kisumuboyshighschool. This is probably one of the best #schools in #kisumucounty, if not #kenya as a whole. It has made an indelible mark on Kenya’s social, economic, and political fabric. Some of the most famous political leaders in Kenya cut their teeth studying at Kisumu Boys’ High School.
The main gate of the Kisumu Boys’ is on the Otieno Oyoo Street that leads to the main Kisumu-Busia highway. Adjacent to the school are other equally important institutions in the city: the #agakhanhospital, and #kisumugirlshighschool are some of the institutions found near Kisumu Boys’ High School. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, one of the main #mosques in #kisumu city, as well as the famous Kisumu Municipal Market are also a stone-throw away from the school.
The school’s history arguably dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. The construction of the Kenya-Uganda Railway began in 1896 and reached Kisumu in 1901. Thereafter, the Indians that constructed the railway decided to stay in Kenya and acquire citizenship. Many Indians became shopkeepers, and soon Kisumu became known as the “Bombay of East Africa.” With the increase of Indian population in Kisumu, a primary #school was created in 1925 by the #colonial government to educate children. The school became Indian High School in 1948 and the primary school was relocated to another site. The school was initially co-educational. It admitted both boys and girls. It became an all-boys high school following the creation of a separate all-girls school—Kisumu Girls High School—in 1961. Science and Art were taught to the students beginning in 1964. Thus the history of the school as a high school is traceable back to 1948.
Initially, the school only allowed Indian children to attend, but after independence the school started enrolling students of #african descent. The first African students were admitted into the school in 1966. To learn much more about Kisumu Boys’ since that time, visit https://macleki.org/stories/kisumu-boys-high-school #kenyahistory #eastafrica #highschool