President Ruto mourns Prof. George Magoha: "We've lost a gifted servant"

for Tv47 Digital January 24, 2023, 08:54 PM
late Prof. George Magoha  and President Ruto
The late Prof. George Magoha (left) and President William Ruto. "I have been privileged to know and work with the late Professor in many capacities," says the President. PHOTOS/FILE

President William Ruto has mourned the former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha as a "gifted, unique, distinguished and great servant of Kenya."

In a statement, the President who is away on a foreign trip paid tribute to the fallen Professor, who died of cardiac arrest at the Nairobi Hospital on Tuesday evening. 

"I have learnt with great sorrow about the passing of Prof. George Magoha, EGH. 

"Prof. Magoha is a towering giant of our time, a great man who stood tall in the academy, where he excelled in learning, teaching and research, as well as in administration, where he led robust turnaround interventions at the University of Nairobi and the Kenya National Examinations Council.

"Prof. Magoha also famously served as the Cabinet Secretary for Education. Throughout his tenure, he evinced a commitment to high standards in the public service and an uncompromising integrity.

"I have been privileged to know and work with the late Professor in many capacities, from the university where I completed my post-graduate studies, to government, where he served with distinction as the chair of KNEC and later as my colleague in Cabinet. We have lost a gifted, unique, distinguished and great servant of Kenya.

"I join Kenyans and people from other parts of the world in mourning the passing of Prof. Magoha. I also send condolences to his family and pray that Almighty God grants them divine comfort and grace in this moment of grief," said President Ruto. 


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