Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa has faulted
Government’s decision to cater for late Prof. George Magoha’s burial.
The vocal MP questioned why the Government would move in to help Magoha’s family, who had set a good foundation for his kin unlike those of ordinary Kenyans trying to make ends meet.
Why would the Government help the family of Prof. George Magoha? Just asking on behalf of Kenyans. This is a Rich family and the good Professor who rested has children and family members whom he assisted get employment left right and centre throughout his life when he was holding positions of influence,” said the Kimilili MP.
“His wife has access to his wealth as well and am sure her account isn't struggling with financial epilepsy like that of Mr Otieno and Wanjiku,” he added.
Through his Social Media pages, the legislator stated that funds set aside to befit the former Education Cabinet Secretary be channeled to needy families to pay fees for needy children from Siaya County or clear medical bills for Kenyans who are enslaved in hospitals for failure to pay medical bills.
He said that would be the best way to honour the former Education CS who passed on Tuesday last week.
“All that the Professor's family needs is food and they can afford it. If the cash is available the Government should pay fees for needy children from Siaya County or Clear medical bills for Kenyans who are enslaved in hospitals for failure to pay medical bills. Me thinks this could the best way of honour of Prof. George Magoha,” he stated.
Barasa’s sentiments come after Deputy President on Saturday revealed that the government will support the family of Prof George Magoha to ensure a befitting send-off for the former Education Cabinet Secretary who died last Tuesday.
DP Gachagua spoke after he led members of the Cabinet and senior government officials to condole with Prof Magoha’s family at their home in Lavington estate, Nairobi.
He assured the family of the government’s readiness to facilitate an honourable burial for the former University of Nairobi vice chancellor.