The requiem mass was led by Nairobi Archbishop Philip Anyolo.

Family, friends, colleagues and government officials gathered at the Consolata Shrines Thursday to pay glowing tributes to the late former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha.

President William Ruto eulogised the late Magoha as a highly accomplished scholar and loyal public servant who gave sound leadership everywhere he worked.

“Prof Magoha was uncompromising, an academic giant of immense influence, an author, an astute thinker and a mentor to many.”

“Our country has lost a hero and a gentleman. Yet despite these enormous accomplishments Prof Magoha lived a humble life and this should be a lesson to all of us. His service to the nation will forever guide shape and influence many generations,” said President Ruto in a tribute read by ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo

On his part CS Owalo described Magoha as a strict Professor who did not entertain mediocrity.

“He believed in results and he carried that to other facets of his life. He touched many facets of the Kenyan academia, health fraternities. I emphasise with many children in this country whom Professor touched their lives during his stint as CS for Education,” said Owalo

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu eulogised his predecessor as a good advisor and a personal friend whose work ethic, integrity and boldness moved the country’s education sector forward.

“The education sector is poorer without him and we must seek to continue to emulate his work ethic and reengineer the education sector to achieve more and keep the trajectory he envisioned,” he said

Magoha died on 24th January, 2022 at the Nairobi Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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