Over the recent years, Kwanthanze Girls has been crowned volleyball champions after bagging titles at Regional, National, and Continental levels.
Kwanthanze Secondary School is a mixed day and boarding school with more than 600 students. It is located in Mumbuni, Machakos county. Besides volleyball, the school engages in other games such as soccer, handball, and basketball.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is one of the founders of the volleyball team. He recently disclosed that he helped form the team in 1984 while he was a tutor for English and Literature at the school.
“For one and half years, I taught Kwanthanze Secondary school in Machakos which is doing very well in volleyball and I am the one who started that team because I used to play volleyball. I was teaching English and Literature “, Gachagua revealed.
The juniors have proven their unmatchable talent in the game and have been crowned East Africa champions six times, dominating the charts since 2013. In February, the volleyball titans flew Kenya’s flag high after thrashing hosts Morocco 3–0 and clinched the Africa Schools champions title.
However, the defending queens were dethroned by Kesogon Girls from Rift Valley early this month during the National Secondary Schools Term Two games held in Kakamega county. They were beaten three sets to one by Kesogon during the finals.
The reigning champions are currently representing Kenya at Huye, Rwanda where East Africa Secondary School games are being held. Other teams from the Lower Eastern region include Tumaini Secondary, Mbooni Boys, and Kitondo schools playing volleyball, handball, and rugby 7s games respectively.