Mudavadi arrives in Matuga to mark 100 years of Waa Boys High School

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has arrived at Waa High School in Kwale County to mark the 100th anniversary.

He is accompanied by Blue Economy Cabinet Secretary Salim Mvurya and his Education counterpart Ezekiel Machogu.

Mudavadi is later in the evening expected to join Kwale residents in celebrating the second-biggest annual cultural festival at Leopard in Diani.

In the morning, Mudavadi handed over a school bus to Jomo Kenyatta Primary School in Msambweni sub-county.

According to Matuga MP Kasim Sawa Tandaza, Mudavadi will lead a fundraising event before proceeding to Diani for cultural exhibition and entertainment.

Tandaza said they are also looking forward to elevating the status of Waa High School to the national level and promoting the county’s tourism.

“Waa High is among the oldest buildings in East Africa. When the Catholic Holy Ghost Fathers came they first settled here,” he said.

The institution was constructed in 1923.

Kwale’s Diani beach has been named several times as Africa’s leading beach destination.

The county leadership now wants to market culture and heritage, apart from the white sandy beaches and wildlife.

This year’s annual extravaganza will comprise the traditional dances, food, and songs among others to promote the various rich cultures and heritage of the Kwale people.

The event is meant to bring to life many unknown tourist attraction sites and monuments that can be used to supplement the tourism industry and create employment opportunities for the local people.