Professor George Magoha died at Nairobi hospital while receiving treatment for cardiac arrest, Tuesday evening.
The former Cabinet Secretary for Education is reported to have told a friend and family members that he felt ‘he had done everything and was content’.
At the time of his death, Prof Magoha was preparing to bury his US-based brother, also a professor who died on 6th December 2022.
Prof. Richard Alex Nyabera Magoha’s burial was scheduled for Saturday 27th January 2023.
Prof Magoha is survived by a wife, Dr Barbra Odudu and son Michael.
Plans for his burial are underway.
George Magoha exemplary CV
Magoha was well-learned and transformative in institutions he worked in.
After his appointment to the cabinet, Kenyans discussed his over 50 paged curriculum vitae attached below.
President William Ruto led leaders in mourning the no-nonsense professor
President Ruto remembered Professor Magoha as a “towering giant of our time, a great man who stood tall in the academy, where he excelled in learning, teaching and research, as well as in administration.”
ODM leader and AU Infrssturtcire head Raila Odinga remembered Magoha as “a transformational leader, illustrious scholar, dedicated public servant, and distinguished medical doctor who left an indelible mark on our country’s education system”
“The news of the untimely passing of Prof. George Magoha has left all of us in shock. He epitomised the necessity of focus, hard work & diligence. He was an exceptional leader who will be greatly missed. I send my sincere condolences to Prof Magoha’s family, friends & colleagues,” Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka mourned
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