Former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha at a past function.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on Tuesday mourned his predecessor, the late Prof. George Magoha as a consummate and dedicated public servant.

In a statement following the death of Magoha Tuesday evening, Machogu said the late Prof. George Magoha was not only his predecessor but also as a personal friend whom he looked up to.

“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 Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Education. He was also a friend and colleague that I have known for a long time, and to whom I looked up to for advice,” he stated.

He said Magoha's death had robbed the nation of a consummate and dedicated public servant whose contributions in the medical and education fields will remain indelible.

“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 added.

The Education CS noted that he will also be remembered or 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 where he was Chairperson from 2016 to 2019.

“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. His death is not just a deep loss to his family but also to the entire country,” said CS Machogu.

KUPPET SG Akelo Misori on his part said that Prof. Magoha’s contributions to Kenya’s educational development as a medical lecturer, university vice chancellor, national examinations administrator and cabinet secretary for education were unparalleled.

“In all these roles, he demonstrated a high level of discipline, integrity and leadership that changed our education for the better. He taught us that positive transformation is possible, if we dedicate ourselves to the service of our country and humanity,” said Akelo.

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