Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has renamed Ngara Racecourse Road to Dr. Geoffrey Griffins in honour of the late Starehe Boys Center founder.
“I wish to let you know that the Nairobi City County Government has passed a motion in the County Assembly to rename Racecourse Road to Dr Geoffrey Griffin Road,” The governor said.
STAREHE BOYS FOUNDERS DAY
Sonko made the announcement during the 59TH FOUNDERS’ DAY celebrations held at the school.
Dr. Griffin founded Starehe Boys Center in 1959 with the help of the late Geoffrey Gatama Geturo and Joseph Kamiru Gikubu. Griffins died in June 2005 after battling colon cancer for about one year.
Starehe is a charitable institution that provides care and education for boys in need. It runs a Centre, Secondary School and a tertiary Institute offering Accountancy and Computer studies.
The Nairobi Governor also called on students in other scho0ols across the country to emulate the remarkable discipline depicted by Starehe boy’s students, who have never been involved in any case of school unrest.
“Starehe has become the symbol of excellence, hard work, and discipline that other schools should emulate to avoid the now common and emerging unfortunate trend of students senselessly burning their school properties,” Sonko said.