At the time, the senate was discussing on the devolution and intergovernmental relations on the conferment of Nakuru Municipality to city status.
Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen questioned why Wako had to insist that he had been to the prestigious school when delivering his sentiments.
“Mr Speaker, what is this with Alliance High School alumni? That Mr speaker he has to say when he was going to Alliance. Does senator Amos Wako have to say Alliance. Why can’t he just say when he was coming to Nairobi or to High school? Murkomen posed.
Wako was quick to correct him, saying that the school was not just Alliance High School but ‘the’ Alliance High School, prompting other parliamentarians to burst out in laughter.
He continued, “Of course, there were some late developers who never went to Alliance but developed very well afterwards and given an opportunity, their children will go to Alliance.”
Wako’s comment came just months after Justice David Majanja became an internet sensation for pulling the Alliance card.
Majanja was conducting the Judicial Service Commission interviews on senior counsel Philip Murgor when he made the remark.
“I’m asking these questions because you were there and although history is documented, I was not there. In 1990, I was in form four,” Majanja stated before he remembered that he had not indicated “at the Alliance High School.”
Alliance High School alumnus, in a previous interview with kenyagist.com, admitted that the school’s culture formed an integral part of a student’s lives.
“Just like any school alumni form bonds as friends, often for life, we network even in careers and this becomes part of our identity,” he divulged.