Earlier today, Azimio party leader Hon. Raila Odinga visited the late former education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha’s widow Barbara Odudu at their Lavington home, where he commiserated with her over her husband’s loss.
Raila was accompanied by some of his family members and other leaders from the Azimio coalition, who commiserated with the family over the loss of the Professor.
Magoha passed away yesterday, Tuesday, January 24, while receiving treatment at the Nairobi hospital after suffering from cardiac arrest, his son Dr. Michael Magoha led other doctors in resuscitating him, but the professor rested from the face of the world aged 71.
Magoha, who started his career as a medical doctor after pursuing medicine at the University of Lagos after getting a scholarship, later joined as lecturer at the University of Nairobi. He also served as the Nairobi University Vice Chancellor for a long period of time.
Kenyans have mourned Magoha for his exemplary performance in public service, more so for the transformation he brought about in education as the country’s education minister in Uhuru’s government.
Raila Odinga took to his social media pages to eulogize Magoha as an illustrious scholar, a transformational leader, and a dedicated public servant who has left an indelible mark on the country’s education system.
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. George Magoha, a transformational leader, illustrious scholar, dedicated public servant, and distinguished medical doctor who left an indelible mark on our country’s education system. We will remember him for his incredible intellect, wit, and ability to inspire and challenge us to do our best. My condolences go out to his family and colleagues. May he Rest In Eternal Peace.” Wrote Raila on his Facebook and Twitter pages
On his part, president William Ruto mourned Magoha as a public servant who was committed to his work with uncompromised integrity.
“Prof. Magoha also famously served as the Cabinet Secretary for Education. Throughout his tenure, he displayed a commitment to high standards in the public service and uncompromising integrity.” Read part of President William Ruto’s Facebook post.