The local assistant chief and an elder were in attendance. Such dignitaries always lend a special aura to any occasion.
As "mwalimu" (the teacher) called each name, both the assistant chief and myself gave out the certificates. This is Nathan's wife, Alice. Such formality and ceremony is very important in the Kenyan culture.
The ladies were two of the students. The one on the left was presented with her tinsel necklace by her very proud mother. Then the teacher and Nathan were very ceremoniously given theirs.