Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has angered a section of Kenyans on social media after his video insulting an education officer in Uasin Gishu went viral.
In the video, Prof Magoha hits out at the aged while conducting an inspection at Langas Primary School in Eldoret.
He faulted the man for the poor state of the school he was inspecting, and later dismissed him from the meeting.
The man tried to assure the CS that he was addressing the said issue, but Prof Magoha could hear none of it opting to send him away.
“Nikisema wewe ni mjinga ni uwongo , you are talking about the report I’m talking about what is on the ground… Unaweza enda, can you get away from this meeting now, we ni mjinga kabisa…He doesn’t understand the problem,” Magoha said.
The video has sparked anger among Kenyans with many condemning the CS for his choice of words to the old man.
Watch the video here: https://twitter.com/ckositany/status/1325328232527355905
Here are some reactions:
Soy MP Caleb Kositany: This is arrogance at another level from CS Magoha. You must respect your juniors, how do you call a grey haired man stupid?. He did well not to argue with you.
Generali Kiprotich: I saw this video of CS Magoha insulting that old-man and I really felt Embarrassed. He is very arrogant and disrespectful! You mean there is no other way he can address this man other than Calling him "Mjinga " in front of Everyone and Media?
AMOH: The arrogance of this Magoha is a display of why there is a lot of confusion and underdevelopment in terms of policies in Education sector. Very poor insignificant leadership.
Richie: What a shame, such a big ego this Magoha guy
Akatsa the Don: This Magoha fella is a completely disgusting human being and unfit to be in office!