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In Memoriam: Msgr Cormac Burke and Mr Silvano Borruso

The late Msgr Burke (left) and Mr Borruso (right). PHOTO: Strathmore School The story of Strathmore, like all rich stories, is many stories rolled up in one. Many of these stories trace the lives of the men who left their distant home countries, under the inspiration of St Josemaría Escrivá, to start and sustain the […]

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Strathmore is Sixty Years Old

Students at Strathmore University. PHOTO: Strathmore University Strathmore College first opened its doors in March 1961. Exactly 60 years have now passed since the first group of A-level students walked through them. Then a colony, Kenya has been independent for much of that time. Its population, economy, and democracy have expanded tremendously, though not with […]

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Hot Takes with the Principal of Strathmore School

Mr Muthiora (left) with some of the fathers of the boys. PHOTO: Strathmore School   Located in Lavington, Nairobi, Strathmore School was established in 1961. Its mission is to “offer, in collaboration with parents, an all-round education based on academic excellence through strong character building and spiritual growth.” The boys-only school has 669 students. Of […]

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Mbagathi Study Centre – A Home for Young Professionals

Once a month, on a Friday evening, a group of young men descends upon Mbagathi Study Centre, a bright-walled building that sits squat next to Strathmore University in Nairobi’s Madaraka Estate. Most of them are recent university graduates, navigating the bottom rungs of a nascent career. A few are married. Most are not, though many […]

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Dancing Away the Year

To most people, Strathmore University is a place of staid composure, of stiff lips and an almost British gentility. There is something right about this. After all, the university has taken a long time to cultivate a reputation for seriousness, and is keen on maintaining so that every person who goes through it can only […]

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