At the invitation of the Bishop of Eldoret the Brothers took over the running of the Secondary Boarding School in Iten in September 1961.

Down the years the school gained popularity because of its success not only in academic subjects but also in sports. Many of the renowned Kenyan athletes are ex-Iten students. Since 1994 the school is under secular management with some Brothers occupying positions on the School Board.

Harambee School Eldoret was opened in 1967 again at the invitation of Bishop Houlihan. It caters for boys and girls who are financially and academically poor.

Vocation promotion commenced in 1986 and a new building was erected in Kapsoya-near Eldoret- to cater for postulants and novices. The first four novices were received on Feb. 2nd 1991 and on Dec. 19th 1992 three made their first profession.

A new Novitiate was opened in Kamagut about 20 miles from Eldoret in Sept. 1993. Later a new Novitiate Building comprising fifteen bedrooms and study hall was built. A new hexagonal chapel was blessed and opened on Dec. 7th 1997.

A house was opened in Dagoretti, Nairobi in 1993 for young Brothers doing further study, but it was sold and a much larger building was purchased in Riruta and refurbished.

The last house to be opened was in Kitale in 1998. Ten Senior Brothers, nine Irish and one Indian work in Kenya.

Present Patrician Locations in Kenya

1. Riruta (Nairobi, capital)
2. Eldoret & Kapsoya
3. Kabongo
4. Kamagut
5. Kitale
6. Iten

Kenya has a total area of 580,000 square kms and has a population of over 41 million. Centres (2-6) are at an altitude of over 2000 metres. Nairobi is over 1600 metres. It is 300 kms from Nairobi to Eldoret.
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1961 Iten
1967 Eldoret
1990 Kapsoya
1993 Nairobi
1993 Kamagut
1998 Kitale
2003 Kabongo

1902 Carrickmacross
1930 Ballyfin
1933 Abbeyleix
1938 Newbridge
1958 Ballon
1967 Finglas
1980 Castleknock


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1963 Iten – 2010 Eldoret school – Building at Kabongo – Bishop Delany Memorial School