Lenana School is a secondary school in Nairobi, Kenya at the edge of Ngong Forest. It was founded in 1949 by colonial governor H.E Sir Philip Mitchell and founding principal/headmaster R.H. James. In memory of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York in 1924, the school was opened as Duke of York School on January 28, 1949.
After the 1st term in the Government house (currently the State House of the republic of Kenya), kindly lent by H.E Sir Philip Mitchell, the nucleus of 76 boys moved to the pisse de terre buildings at the current school location. The school currently has over 1000 students and recruits students from all the districts in the country making up a very integrated school community.
In February 1969, the name of the school was changed to Lenana School, after the great Maasai Laibon. The first Kenyan headmaster (principal) of the school was Mr. James Kamunge.
The campus is undergoing a much anticipated revitalization, supported by our friends, alumni, parents and well wishers. Our students and alumni are accomplishing great things and every day brings wonderful new developments. Please explore the links to the left, above and below. This web site is also frequently updated, so I hope you will return often. If you have any thoughts or questions, we will be glad to hear from you.