Former President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has joined fellow Kenyans in mourning former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Omore Magoha, who passed away on Tuesday evening.
The ex-Kenyan Head of State Eulogized Prof Magoha as a celebrated academic who leaves behind a strong legacy of public service.
"It is unfortunate and painful that we've lost my friend Prof George Magoha at a time when his family is mourning his brother," the former President said as he wished the Magoha family God's comfort during this challenging period of immense grief.
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.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.