Maranda High School

Maranda High School is a boys' boarding secondary school located in Siaya County, Kenya. The school was founded in 1919 by Shadrack Osewe Agot. It has a good performance record, especially since the inception of the 8-4-4 Curriculum in Kenya.[1] The current principal is Edwin Wafula Namachanja who succeeded Boaz Owino.

Maranda High School

TypeSecondary school
  • Integrity in practice
  • Put on integrity (formerly)
FounderShadrack Osewe Agot
PrincipalEdwin Namachanja
GradesForm 1–4
Colour(s)Dark navy blue and white   


The Secondary education institution is approximately 5 kilometres from Bondo and has a consistent long time record in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. The principal is Edwin Namachanja. The school as of 2018 had a population of about 2400. Maranda High school is considered a national school under the 8-4-4 curriculum and is one of the top schools in Nyanza region (formerly Nyanza Province) of Kenya as well as nationally.

Academic recordEdit

The high school ranks consistently in the top 10 schools in Kenya in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations, coming in 4th in 2010, 1st in 2011, 7th in 2012 and 2nd in 2014.[2][3][4]


The school closed on September 20, 2012, after a fire in a dormitory that was thought to be caused by an electrical fault.[5][6] There was another major fire in the school in January 2013, which destroyed two dorms.[7]


External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Maranda High School". Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  2. ^ "Ongeri releases KCSE Exam 2011 results". February 29, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  3. ^ "Congratulate the top 10 schools". March 1, 2013. Archived from the original on April 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  4. ^ "Maranda Emerges Top Again in 2014 KCSE examinations". Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  5. ^ "Maranda High School closed after dorm fire". Daily Nation. September 20, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  6. ^ "Fire destroys two dorms in Maranda". Standard Media. January 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  7. ^ "Concern as fire rocks Maranda High, again". Standard Media. January 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-10.