Memories of School:
Where do I start? Let me first say that anytime I hear the name "Boon" (Headmaster E. Owuor 1989-1993) it brings back chills on the spine especially the one time he walked along the 1st form block I think it was two days after reporting to school less than 10 minutes into night prep and I needed to use the boys room so I dashed to the door to take a peek and as soon as I popped my head out he stood right there and asked, "young man, you just got here, where else do want to go, to my office?'' and I said, "no sir, I just forgot to use the boys room" he said "Go and next time you forget you will find yourself lucky to be waiting in my office" So I wondered what he really meant by that and on my way back I saw about 25 2nd formers on the next block hopping (frog jumps) in single file, apparently they were late to night prep and that's when Boon's words really sunk in!
The grass in the quadrangle was the most precious and it didn't take me long to find out. One time I was walking along the paved walkway between the chapel and the quad and about 5 strides ahead of me were two rabbles, Karanja S.W. (Tana) and Wahome D. (Mars). I dont know what happened that Karanja lost his step and ended up taking a couple steps on the grass and right across was Elgon house and there were three members of the prefect brass standing by including Opot (HOH Elgon) one of the 'baddest' there ever was. He snapped his fingers and there's no doubt it sounded like a gun shot. So evidently Karanja knew it was directed at him but what he didn't know was if the prefects called in anyway; one had to rush but never cross grass rushing to the prefect but that's what our boy did. He was accosted big time. All I can tell you is that for next three afternoons when we went for games he always reported outside Opot's Study in games kits, a bucket and a brush on top of the push ups and the frog jumps he must have cleaned the entire Elgon house!
I hold my memories in Patch so dear whether great or bad because I know any Patcherian who underwent rabblisation and with the many of us I keep in touch with, I remember some so naive and some who were bullies and I saw them change, be it attitude, academics, or even sports made them a better individuals, I would not change it if I had another way....