The Kibabii Boys High school,who are the reigning champions, are frustrated at the National Rowallan Scouts camp in Nairobi.

Following the chief assessor’s order they were thrown out of the competing ground because they were not among the invited national contestants after emerging position 7 at the regionals in Mumias.

According to the Kenya Scouts Association 2022 policy,  only 3 crews or patrols per gender are invited to the nationals competition which Kibabii boys failed to merit despite being well known for the East African championship.

Despite many prominent scouts officialls like Charles Ray Musau, former KSA Chief Commissioner, Mr Wanyela,Sheldon Marumbu, National Youth Leader and Dr. Richard Iyaya ,the patrol failed to safeguard its dignity after being ordered to evacuate from the competing ground within ten minutes failure to which Rover scouts would be mandated to kick them out of the ground unconditionally to the observing ground.

According to Bungoma South Sub-County Commissioner Mr.  Julius Lelei, it was not fair for Kibabii Boys to be allowed to compete at Nationals yet Namachanja was ahead of them.

“For us to compete on a fair ground we should follow the scout law of  honour,” Mr.  Lelelei said.

However, the Kibabii patrol is still promising to defend their titles next time, which they have been battling for many years with their home ground competitors Namachanja high school.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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