5 little-known high schools that have produced the greatest rugby players in Kenya

In recent years National Secondary Schools rugby tournament has been dominated by Kakamega High School, Bungoma High School, Laiser Hill, St Peters Mumias, Upper Hill, Maseno School, Mangu school etc.

The likes of Steve Biko (Saint Mary’s School), Lavin Asego (St Mary’s Yala), Michael Wanjala (Bungoma High), Humphrey Khayange (Kakamega High School) came from Kenya’s finest rugby nurseries that have all won the National Secondary Schools rugby tournament, some even multiple times.

Surprisingly there are high schools that have never won the National Secondary Schools rugby tournament yet they have produced some of the greatest rugby players in Kenya.

Kisumu Boys

Andrew Amonde

Kisumu Boys has not won the National Secondary Schools rugby tournament but they boast of producing one of the finest rugby players in Kenya – Andrew Amonde.

Amonde plays for Kenya’s national sevens team and has been its captain since 2012. Amonde led Kenya 7s team when they won the Singapore Sevens rugby tournament on April 17th 2016.


Dr. Aggrey High School

William Ambaka

The little-known high school in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta county is yet to win the National Secondary Schools rugby tournament but it has produced a legend.

William Ambaka Ndayara is a product of Dr. Aggrey High School. Ambaka currently plays for the Kenyan national sevens team as well as for Manawatu in New Zealand’s Mitre 10 Cup. He was also in the squad that represented Kenya in the 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup.


Nyabondo High

Horace Otieno

Horace Otieno talent was discovered during his stint at Nyabondo High School. The School has not won the National Secondary Schools rugby tournament but has produced a player who plays for Kenya’s national sevens team and Mwamba RFC.


Vihiga High School

Collins Injera

Vihiga High School is yet to join the big boys club – the winners of National Secondary Schools rugby tournament.

Kenya’s arguably greatest rugby player Collins Injera is an alumnus of Vihiga High School. Injera is the World Rugby Sevens Series all-time leading try scorer. He needs no further introductions because he’s the face of Kenya’s national sevens team.


Kijabe High

Oscar Ouma

Kijabe High is another school that is yet to win National Secondary Schools Rugby Tournament. Kijabe has however produced Oscar Ouma who played for Kenya’s national sevens team.

Oscar was in action for Kenya 7s at the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens, 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the 2016 Olympics.

The most common things about these rugby legends is that they joined high school as novices but left when they were the most sought-after players in Kenya.

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