It seems impossible until it's done.







About Us

Kenswed Secondary School is a mixed day and boarding school on the slopes of Ngong hills that serves bright and talented needy students that have difficulties in financing their education. The school offers a qualitative and modern education that serves as a path to a bright future.

Subjects offered

We incorporate ICT in all subjects.

Christian Religious Education
History and Government
Business Studies
Computer Studies

Our Departments

Our Departments

Guidance and Counselling

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Welcome! Our dedicated team is here to provide comprehensive support for individuals seeking guidance in various aspects of their lives. From academic and career counselling to personal and emotional well-being, we are committed to helping you navigate your journey with confidence.

Our Services

Academic Guidance:

  • Personalized academic planning to help you achieve your educational goals.
  • Assistance with course selection and career pathway exploration.
  • Study skills and time management strategies for academic success.

Community Outreach:

  • Collaborative efforts with the community to promote mental health awareness.
  • Workshops and seminars on relevant topics, including mindfulness, selfcare, and stress reduction.

Life Transitions:

  • Support during major life changes, such as transitioning to college, changing careers, or facing significant personal challenges.
  • Goal-setting and action planning to navigate transition successfully.

Personal Development:

  • Confidential counselling sessions to address personal challenges and enhance emotional well-being.
  • Stress management techniques and coping strategies for a balanced and fulfilling life.
  • Workshops on communication skills, such as transitioning to college, changing careers, or facing significant personal challenges.

Career Counseling:

  • Assessments and discussions to identify your strengths, interests, and career goals.
  • Guidance on career pathways, job market trends, and professional development.
  • Support with resume writing, interview preparation, and job search strategies.

Our Approach

Our department employs a client-centered and holistic approach, recognizing the unique needs of each individual. We strive to create a safe and inclusive space where open dialogue and collaboration foster personal and academic growth.

Meet our Team

Our experienced and compassionate counselors are here to guide you through your journey towards personal and academic success.

Schedule an Appointment

Ready to take the next step? Schedule an appointment with one of our counselors to begin your journey towards personal and academic success.

At the Guidance and Counselling Department, we are dedicated to empowering you to overcome challenges, discover your potential, and thrive in all aspects of your life. Your success is our priority!


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The Technical Department at Kenswed Secondary School offers three subjects namely:

  1. Business Studies
  2. Computer Studies
  3. Agriculture

Members of the Department:

  • Ms. Jacinta Miako HOD - Business Studies
  • Mr. Elias Ngugi - Agriculture
  • Mr. Pharis Mutembei - Business Studies
  • Mr. Dennis Kizito - Business Studies

Students have the opportunity to take two technical subjects at lower forms. Computer Studies is compulsory for all students at Form 1 and Form 2 levels, as we aim at producing computer literate citizens. Agriculture and Business Studies are elective subjects as they are not done by all students. In senior school, the Form 3 and Form 4, students advance with one among the three subjects. These subjects equip our learners with entrepreneurial and technical proficiency that gives them an effortless transit into the world of entrepreneurship and work after graduating from secondary school and tertiary institutions.

The technical subjects have posted a skyward trend which has been geared by the spirit of teamwork and the availability of relevant resources in the department. We are aiming at doing even better this year and in the future.

Our objective is to model our students into citizens who will be self-reliant with regards to the necessary skills for daily living.


H.O.D Technical Department

Jacinta Miako


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Sports have been viewed as a way to stay healthy and fit. But sports' importance goes much further. Sports help in the overall development of students. Playing sports teaches lessons of life, such as teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, responsibility, and self-discipline.

Sports in school help prepare students to face the challenges of life. They enhance physical and mental abilities of students and help them achieve the goals of their life. One can realize the importance o sports by the various national and international sporting events organized all over the world, where sportspersons represent their own country.

The training of the students starts right from the school level. Sports help develop values of mutual trust and cooperation. They help develop students' capacities in taking instant decisions, and they enhance thought processes. The feeling of sportsmanship or sporting spirit, which develops in the sporting arena, teaches students to accept failure and to respect others. The feeling also helps in developing a calm and positive outlook, and it increases stamina by strengthening bones and muscles.

It is worth to note that as far as sports is concerned we've made tremendous progress. Since the inception of the school, we have been participating in soccer, volleyball, netball and athletics. The school has been doing quite well in athletics. We also have indoor games and mind games such as table-tennis, badminton, chess and scrabble.

This has been possible through the huge support and the tactics 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 produce good runners who have not only put the school at the national limelight but also global. Some of our students have chances to go outside the country and have made us proud. So far we've had several students going to Japan and USA and others are on the pipeline.

Our Teachers

  • Dennis Kizito - H.O.D
  • Geoffrey Otieno - Assistant H.O.D
  • Jacob Matolo
  • Samuel Okaalo
  • Beth Kemunto
  • Elias Ngugi
  • Simon Muthiani
  • Caroline Adiang'
  • Eric Mwenda


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The department is concerned with the teaching and development of Both English and Kiswahili within the school. Currently we have six teachers in the department.

In pursuit of the school motto "It seems impossible until it is done", the members have put into place the following measures for improvement of both speaking skills and results among the learners:

  1. Enhancement of debating sessions among the students every Saturday from 2 P.M.
  2. Implementing the language policy where by students are expected to speak in English from Monday to Thursday and Kiswahili on Friday.
  3. Organizing interclass contests which helps the learners conversant with techniques on how to answer some of the questions during exams.
  4. Team teaching where teachers assist each other in teaching different areas.
  5. Presenting of local, national and international news by the journalism club during the assemblies which helps the students involved build confidence.

Members embrace teamwork and this has enabled students to post good performance in the K.C.S.E exam.

As a department, we look forward to improving the performance in both languages this year and years to come.


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The humanities department comprises of three subjects namely: Geography, History and Government and Christian Religious Education that are handled by cooperative teachers who embrace team work.

Teachers in the department:

  • Esther Muthoni - History and Government
  • Dorine Chepkirui - C.R.E
  • Pharis Mutembei - History and Government
  • Jacob Matolo - History and Government
  • Erick Mwenda - History and Government
  • Denis Kizito - Geography
  • Knight Nduku - C.R.E
  • Jackline Awino - C.R.E

The team is committed to enrich the diverse learning areas of the learners through core teaching and integration of ICT in all learning areas.

The subjects in the department always post good results in the National Secondary school examinations which is highly contributed by the teachers and learners being enthusiastic as far as teaching and learning is concerned.

Chepkirui Dorine Tigin,

Head of Department



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"I am delighted to extend greetings, and a warm welcome, to you on behalf of the Science Department at Kenswed Secondary School. As the Head of the Science Department, it brings an immense joy to introduce our dedicated team of educators and share the exciting initiatives we have in store."

Our Team:

  • Bethsheba Kemunto - Head of Science Department - Maths/Chemistry.
  • Harryson Makamu - Maths/Physics
  • Caroline Adiang - Biology/Chemistry
  • Samuel Okaalo - Maths/Physics
  • Everlyn Karambu - Chemistry/Biology
  • Geoffrey Otieno - Maths/Physics
  • Simon Muthiani - Maths/Biology
  • Bonaventure Wambua - Chemistry/Biology
  • Elias Ngigi - Biology

Our team is committed to fostering a dynamic and enriching learning environment for all students. Each member brings a unique set of skills and expertise, contributing to the holistic development of our budding scientists.

We believe in the power of collaboration, and with this talented group, we are excited to embark on a journey of innovation and exploration. Together, we aim to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for the sciences.

Stay tuned for a series of engaging events and initiatives orchestrated by our Science Department. From hands-on experiments to insightful lectures, we are dedicated to providing an immersive and transformative educational experience.

We encourage active participation and engagement from students, parents, and the entire school community. Together, let's create a vibrant atmosphere that celebrates the wonders of science and learning.

We look forward to your continued support and enthusiasm.

Best Regards,

Bethsheba Kemunto

Head of Science Department

Kenswed Secondary School

Co-curricular activities

As our motto suggests "it seems impossible until it's done" students are encouraged to work hard in academics and participate in a wide range of games and sporting activities offered by the school. We not only value academics but also sports

Our leadership

Welcome to Kenswed Secondary School, where we believe the impossible is possible.

Kenswed is an inclusive school whose aim is to provide opportunities for all our students regardless of their background, enabling them to realize their full potential, academically, socially, spiritually and personally.

We seek to foster a spirit of respect and understanding in each student, in a secure, supportive and caring environment, in which our students feel valued and esteemed. We are learning school where the learning experience is effective, enjoyable and empowering and where our students are encouraged to aim high and to work hard. Their time here, we believe will enable them to go out into the world as confident, mature young adults, well prepared for all the challenges of the 21st century.

We are committed to working in partnership with our parents, our sponsors, the board of directors and the local community, constantly aware of the value of their support and the importance of their role. We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.

Above all we are a school which recognizes the uniqueness of each child, the wonder of each child and their potential for greatness.

Students who attend this school can be assured that they will quickly feel part of a supportive community; in addition, they will be stretched both in their academic work and in their extra-curricular experiences.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We hope it gives you insight into some of the activities that take place in our school.

Yours Faithfully,

Harryson M. Makamu


Our leadership

Education is a crucial tool that facilities a shift in our perspectives beyond immediate surroundings, transforming mirrors into windows. With a window to the world, we are better equipped to perceive and address the challenges surrounding us. At Kenswed, we guide students in redirecting their focus from challenges towards the rewards that accompany success.

We advocate for a corporal punishment-free environment, allowing students to make informed decisions without the coercion associated with physical discipline. Our belief extends to molding holistic students, fostering not only academic prowess but also essential skills such as leadership, communication, decision-making, conflict resolution, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, we incorporate life skills subjects to prepare students for real-life scenarios.

Our democratic selection of student leaders is coupled with leadership training to hone their skills, envisioning the development of future leaders for our country. We actively engage parents in their children's lives, recognizing that parents possess unique insights into their children's personalities. Beyond meetings, we maintain regular communication through calls to discuss the progress of the students.

Furthermore, we establish family units, assigning groups of students to individual teachers who serve as mentors. This ensures a close follow-up on academic progress, discipline, and the provision of guidance as needed.

As Kenswed, our vision is to produce self-disciplined, self-driven, creative, and innovative students capable of tackling the challenges of the contemporary world.

Deputy Principal
Kenswed Secondary School

Criteria for admission

  • Must be a needy student (Orphan/single parent, with a recommendation provided either by the former headteacher, area chief, or pastor)
  • Have a minimum score of 350 in their K.C.P.E examination.
  • Visitation will be made thereafter to ascertain the level of neediness.
  • Student must write an application stating his/her background and why he/she would like to join our school.
  • The student must have a recommendation letter from the former school.
  • The biological parent/guardian must accompany the student(s) during the interview session.
  • An additional talent in sports, music and dance is an added advantage. (Proofs for the same must be provided)

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5940 0020, Nairobi, Kibiko, Ngong

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