Starehe Boys Center Director Josphat Mwaura hailed the project
saying it will significantly improve the learning environment in the
"This project ensures our students live in a modern residential
facility and is an immense contribution to the development of the
learning infrastructure at Starehe.
"I wish to thank the Al Jallaf Family through AJ Capital and
Investment and their subsidiaries Royal Blind and AJ Design for
their gesture," said Mr. Mwaura who is also KPMG East Africa chief
He added that the project was timely coming as Starehe celebrates
sixty years of its existence and fifty years since the Njonjo House
dormitory was inaugurated.
The chief guest at the event was Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju.
He commended the Al Jallaf Family for supporting the project
saying it marked a transformative milestone in the school’s history.
"The renovated dormitory will not only give a new look to the
school but more importantly, enrich the learning experience at the
school," said Tuju, himself an alumnus of the school.
The UAE embassy to Kenya, was represented by the Charge d’affairs
Mr. Ahmed Alsuwaidi.
He thanked the Al Jallaf Family for supporting the project saying
it would help cement the bilateral cultural ties between the two
AJ Capital and Investment (AJCI) is a strategic advisory and
private investment firm based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
It deals mainly in management consultancy and project financing
in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. AJCI is also involved
in private equity syndication as well as debt and equity financing.
In Kenya, AJCI operates through its local subsidiaries, Royal
Blinds and AJ Design, which specialize in interior design solutions
for homes and offices including fabrics, shades, blinds and
Starehe Boys Center is a charitable institution that caters
mostly for academically talented boys from needy families.
Established in 1959 by the late pioneer educationist Dr. Geoffrey
Griffin, it has produced some of the most prominent leaders and
professionals in the country.