Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Saturday visited the home of former Education Cabinet Secretary the late George Magoha.
DP Gachagua was accompanied by members of the Cabinet and other top Government officials in condoling with the family of the late Magoha.
In his visit, the Deputy President conveyed heartfelt condolences from President William Ruto, who described the late Prof Magoha as a distinguished public servant who demonstrated utmost dedication, patriotism, and commitment in work.
He revealed that the Government will assist the family in every way possible to ensure a befitting send-off for the former Education Cabinet Secretary.
Magoha, aged 71 passed away on Tuesday evening after he collapsed at home. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
In his condolence message, Gachagua said Magoha will be remembered for his independence of mind and fearlessness.
“Prof. Magoha was an accomplished professional who served Kenya with zeal as witnessed when he served as the CS for Education and other posts held earlier,” said DP Gachagua.
He further said Magoha left an indelible mark at the University of Nairobi rising through the ranks to become VC, at the Exams Council as Chairperson, and as CS for Education.
“I will miss Prof Magoha, a man I personally admired for his forthrightness and ethics. My thoughts are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Prof Magoha,” he said.