Ruto Mourned Late Magoha As A Towering Figure In Academia

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President William Ruto has sent a condolence message to the family and friends of the late former education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha.

President Ruto has mourned Prof George Magoha as a "towering giant of our time".

He said the former Cabinet Secretary was a great man who stood tall in the academy.

"He excelled in learning, teaching and research, as well as in administration, where he led robust turnaround at the University of Nairobi and the Kenya National Examinations Council."

He said throughout his tenure, Prof Magoha exhibited an uncompromising integrity and a commitment to high standards in public service.

"We have lost a gifted, unique, distinguished and great servant of Kenya."

Prof. Magoha breathed his last on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital after cardiac arrest.

His death was confirmed by the Nairobi Hospital CEO James Nyamongo.

"It is with great regret that we announce the sudden and untimely demise of Prof George Magoha this evening at the Nairobi Hospital.

"Magoha collapsed at home and was rushed to the hospital's accident and emergency. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful," Nyamongo announced.

Magoha served as Cabinet Secretary for Education from March 26, 2019, to October 27, 2022.

Before joining the Ministry of Education, Magoha was the head of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), which he joined after leaving the University of Nairobi, where he was Vice-Chancellor.

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