Founded in 1959 by the late Dr. Geoffrey Griffin and other two co- founders, the late Geoffrey Geturo and the late Joseph Gikubu, Starehe is a charitable institution that provides care and education for boys in need. It runs a Centre, Secondary School and a tertiary Institute offering Accountancy and Computer studies.
Starehe relationship with Shell
The initial Centre/School facility was two twin huts donated by Shell/BP that remain intact to date. Shell/BP also made an initial grant of gbp 2,000 that made other well wishers join hands in supporting Starehe.
The then East Africa Oil refineries (Shell) donated the Mombasa Holiday house to Starehe in 1964 and it has been used by Starehe students as a holiday camp over the years.
Starehe as a Centre for academically talented and needy boys aims at offering homely support and a holistic education founded on strong principles such as discipline, multi-religious character formation and leadership development.
To be a global Centre of excellence in youth development, effectively providing quality academic and leadership skills geared for the promotion of a just society founded on high moral principlesMotto
Governance and Management
As a charity, the overall governance has a Patron, Board of Trustees and a Managing Committee.
H.E. Hon. Mwai Kibaki, CGH, former President of the Republic of Kenya.
Board of Trustees
Headed by Eng. Patrick Obath – Chairman
Headed by Mr. Jimmy Mugerwa – Chairman
The day today operational leadership and management is overseen by the Director, Mr. Matthew Kithyaka, who work with several senior staff of management team.