I t is one of the areas that Kenswed is and has been doing rather very well. This has been possible through the huge support tactically the athletes receive from Mr.Macharia a seasoned professional athlete. Apart from the tactics the runners also get kits for training. This endeavor has enabled the school to produce good runners who have not only put the school at the national limelight but also global. We have 10 students who are training to be professional athletes and 4 who have already finished high school and are mastering athletics as a career. Some of our students have had chances to go outside the country and have made us proud. So far we`ve had three students going to Japan and others are on the pipeline.
How it began
Nganga Joseph Waweru was born on January 2, 2001.
I began jogging when i was still in primary school.
My background was humble, and my parents couldn’t afford to send me to boarding school, so the opportunity i had was to join public day school, which was approximately 10 kilometers away from home. Every day, I walked 20 kilometres to school to avoid being late for school and being late for home tasks such as cutting napier grass for my father’s cow and milking it in the evening.
Since I was a child, my life has been full of hardship, which has pushed me to mature early and become stronger as a consequence of the heavy obligations.
Being continually active made me more adaptive.
I began conducting challenges with my classmates during (P.E) lessons and on game days, which I used to achieve the highest point leading. After that, I advanced to the point where I could challenge the entire school.
It became serious when I was chosen to represent my school in all primary games, indicating that my ability was at the national level. I was overjoyed to see my name printed in news publications that were featured on television and to win awards, I realized I had running talent in me.
So, after finishing primary school, I was discovered by Mr. Macharia, who has served as my coach and mentor, and enrolled in high school at Kenswed Secondary School in Ngong. My life has never been the same since he encouraged me to strive hard in both athletics and studies. I attempted to balance my career with my academics. Surprisingly, I finished high school undefeated and earned a gold medal in track and field to now international level.
I was nominated as a games captain in school for being disciplined, obedient, and courteous, which helped me receive an opportunity to travel to Japan for sports after completing high school.
What keeps me going
Discipline, consistency and hard work got me to where I am today,The records, medals, and trophies just kept on coming. I kept running with enthusiasm and leading with pride because I knew it was a dream that had gotten me to that level.
My long-term goal is to represent my nation in the Olympic Games and conquer the entire globe, leaving a legacy and inspiring future generations of athletes.