There was pomp and colour at Tambach high school (Boma) in Elgeyo Marakwet County when more than 100 alumni turned up for a thanksgiving ceremony in honour of the school’s longest serving principal, Mr. Wilson Rono, who served for 24 years before retiring in the year 2003. The school has had some big names pass through it’s hallowed grounds: former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi was once deputy principal, while some of its most notable students include Finance CS Henry Rotich, the Late Hon. Nicholas Biwott, Lt. General (Rtrd) Lazarus Sumbeiyo, former Central bank Governor Micah Cheserem and former World Marathon Record Holder, Wilson Kipsang.
The event was officially opened by Elgeyo Marakwet County Commissioner, Abdullahi Galgalo and was graced by a plethora of notable personalities including EMC Deputy Governor H.E Wesley Rotich, Paul Kibet, Director of Secondary Education, Dr. Saina of University of Eldoret, Prof. Kimurto of Egerton University, Richard Aiyabei, the Managing Director Agricultural Development Corporation and Shadrach Kiprop Yatich, CEC EMC. Student admission No 001, Mr. Chesang who joined the school in 1960, was in attendance
Mr. Rono, who was accompanied by his family was gifted with a brand new Toyota Fielder and two healthy heifers as a show of gratitude from the students he mentored. He said he was honored and humbled by the wonderful gesture and was happy to see how well his students had turned out in life and wished them well in their endeavors.
During the same function, the school website was officially launched, trees planted and the Alumni association officially commissioned. It will be chaired by Mr. Abraham Mutai “Kuriot”(Class of ’95) while Mr. Cheserem will be patron.