Hello, I’m writing to you, having been pierced and torn apart by the incidents happening at St. Peter’s Mumias Boys High School. Being an alumni of the school and having achieved a handful of merits for myself and for the school at large; Rugby has always been the pride of the school ever since I joined. Thanks to the previous principal Sir Godfrey Owuor who exited the school in 2017; everything had been running on a high gear until the ill-fated and current principal of the school Mr. Cosmas Nabongolo came in. We all know that perhaps most people have a higher affinity to some sports but not others. However, Mr. Cosmas’s is extremely wicked and has no bounds especially being in a school environment and institution. At first it happens that the boys were made to miss all pre-season tournaments, which includes the annual Bush Tourney at Alliance School. Mumias Boys have attended the tournament for the past 11 consecutive years. He came in and called it off. He looked for the best boys in different sports, rugby being the most affected, and expelled them from the school claiming poor performance. He then directed all the funding to ‘his sport’ which is soccer. Recently, he blocked the rugby team from attending the Prescott Cup Tournament claiming that “bus haina mafuta” (translation: the school bus doesn’t have fuel). To the students’ shock, the soccer team left with it the next day. He ensures that only the boys participating in ‘his sport’ use the bus. The rest can just squeeze themselves like potatoes, in the school van. You all know how prestigious it is going for an outing in a modern Scania bus. I don’t want to seem one-sided, though I once captained the rugby school team and won the highest merit ever. I also interacted with other captains during my days and excellence was the highest favor, not by using power or force to ban a particular sport to pave way for favorites. I think this kind of madness should stop.
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