Former Education CS Prof. George Magoha is dead

Former Education CS Prof. George Magoha is dead

File image of former Education CS Prof George Magoha, who died on January 24, 2023. PHOTO | COURTESY

  • Prof. Magoha is said to have died at the Nairobi Hospital after a short illness.
  • He was sworn into office at the helm of the Education ministry on March 26, 2019 and served until October 27, 2022.

Former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has passed on at the age of 71.

Prof. Magoha reportedly died at the Nairobi Hospital after a short illness on Tuesday evening.

Nairobi Hospital CEO James Nyamongi, in a subsequent statement to newsrooms, said: “Professor Magoha collapsed at home and was rushed to the Nairobi Hosiptal A&E.  Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccesful.”

The body of the deceased has since been transferred to the Lee Funeral Home.

He was sworn into office at the helm of the Education ministry on March 26, 2019 and served until October 27, 2022 when President William Ruto named his successor.

He only recently joined Maseno University as a professor in the Department of School of Medicine.

Maseno University Director of Public Relations Owen McOnyango told Citizen Digital on January 17, 2023 that the appointment takes effect immediately.

Dr McOnyango said the university is optimistic that Prof Magoha’s experience will elevate the department, adding that it is a good catch for Maseno.

He said Prof Magoha is a renowned academic whose previous networks will be a plus to the university and beneficial to the medicine students.

Prof. Magoha had also previously served as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nairobi and chairperson of Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) before joining the Cabinet.

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