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The Day Miguna Was Awarded sh50 By Moi For Drawing A Chief While At Njiiri Highschool

After completing his O-levels at Onjiko Secondary School in 1982, Miguna Miguna joined Njiiri School in Murang’a county to study History, Literature and Christian Religious Education.At the time, Njiiri School ranked third or fourth best school in Kenya. Five months after he joined, the school was set to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Three weeks before the event slated for June 11, 1983 and set to be graced by then President Daniel Moi, students were asked to draw a portrait of late Senior Chief Njiiri wa Karanja who the school is named after.

Miguna then entered the contest even though he was a rookie artist. The condition was that whoever drew the closest likeness to the ex-senior chief would receive a certificate and cash prize,.On that fateful day, the then Higher Education Minister Joseph Kamotho announced Miguna as the winner and Moi handed him a Sh50 prize, something that shocked Miguna.

Moi then handed Sh10, 000 to then principal to buy a bull for students and teachers to feast on. Miguna Miguna was elected chairman of the Senior Debating Club as well as the treasurer of the Senior Historical Club. By the time he was finishing, he was the first deputy school captain.


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