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Yesterday on the 24th of January the former minister of education popularly known as Magoha passed away at the Nairobi hospital where he had been rushed to after collapsing at his home , he died following a cardiac arrest.

The death has come as a shock to many since there was no information of him being unwell however, close sources indicate that he was ailing silently .He is survived by his wife and son DR. Michael Magoha.

The late Prof. Magoha

Magoha served as the CS. of education from March 26, 2019 to October 27, 2022. He was deeply revered and acknowledged during his tenure for his no-nonsense and strict nature. He has been described as many things ; selfless, firm, tough-talking.

For the Magoha family at large this is a double tragedy seeing as they recently lost Magoha’s brother who died in the United States, although the family has not yet disclosed his cause of death and was set to be buried on the 27th with burial plans already underway.

Notable leaders from all over the country have already sent out there condolences to the family , among them the former president Uhuru kenyatta and the current president William Ruto. ” I have learnt with great sorrow about the passing of Prof. George Magoha , EGH… Prof. Magoha is 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 adminstration, where he led robust turnaround interventions at the university of Nairobi and Kenya National Examinations Council.”said Ruto

The late professor had previously on January 17th landed a job at the Maseno university as a proffersor in the Department of school of Medicine.

This article was written by
Ann Njoki Mbugua

Ann Njoki Mbugua