Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu mourned the late Prof. George Magoha as a consummate and dedicated public servant.
Machogu said Prof Magoha was not just a predecessor but a friend and colleague he looked up to for advice.
“I have received the news of the untimely death of Professor George Magoha with great shock and deep sadness. Professor Magoha was not just my predecessor as a Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Education. He was also a friend and colleague that I have known for a long time, and to who I looked up for advice,” Machogu stated.
Machogu said his predecessor will remain indelible for his contribution to the fields of medicine and education and his death is not just a deep loss to his family but also to the entire country.
“In addition to his work in the medical field as a urologist, Professor Magoha was also a respected academic at various institutions of higher learning in Kenya and abroad,” he said.
He remembered the late as a great administrator with his transformational leadership at the University of Nairobi where he served as Vice Chancellor for ten years from 2005 to 2015, and at the Kenya National Examinations Council as a chairperson from 2016 to 2019.
Prof. Magoha died on January 24, which was also the International Day of Education.
As the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Professor Magoha initiated landmark reforms in the education sector, key among them the initiation of the Competency-Based Curriculum.