Trans Nzoia’s Special School emerge East African Scouts champions

Mitoto Special Secondary School in Kiminini Sub County are the Eastern and Central African Scouts competitions champions held in Uganda three weeks ago.

The team beat other 140 teams drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Ethiopia. Kenya was represented by eight schools.

The schools are Malindi’s Mwamba Boys Secondary, Mitoto Special Secondary School, Moi Girls High School Eldoret, Chebitat Primary School, Kisii University ladies team, Nakuru Rovers, Nairobia Primary School in Busia and Kakusi Primary School for the blind.

The scout’s teams were rated on spiritual, physical, environmental issues, Knowledge of Current affairs, personal development, and pioneering skills among others for a period of three days.

Apart from Mitoto Special School which won on Secondary School boys category competitions, other teams in Kenya which lifted the title in different categories were Moi Girls High School Eldoret which won on Girls Secondary school category, and Kisii University which clinched the Rovers category award.

Uganda won the award on Primary school boys’ category and Male rovers while Rwanda clinched the top in Primary school girls’ category.

The teams were competing on a total of eight categories consisting of Primary school for boys and girls, Secondary school category for both boys and girls, Rovers for both ladies and gentlemen in the senior category.

The scouts’ leader of Mitoto Special School who is also the school’s Deputy Principal, Arthur Sichangi said it was their first time to proceed up to east African competition.

We introduced scouting in the school in 2014 where the students competed up to the county level, in 2015 and 2016 they reached the regional levels but we kept up the spirit till 2017 when we proceeded to the Eastern and Central African competitions, he said.

Mr. Sichangi noted that apart from scouting, the school does well in music where last year the girls section reached the national and became position two.

Source: Kenya News Agency