Former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha is dead.
Magoha passed on at Nairobi Hospital on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
The wife to the former CS Barbra Magoha said he passed on after a short illness. He died at the age of 71.
News of his demise comes days after he was appointed the professor of surgery at Maseno School of Medicine.
Director of Public Relations at Maseno University Owen McOnyango confirmed Magoha's new role stating that he was an asset due to his vast experience.
"Our School of Medicine is relatively new and to get an experienced and strong personality like Magoha is definitely a plus for us,” McOnyango stated.
Before joining Cabinet, Magoha served as Kenya National Examination Council Chair.
Before then, he served as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nairobi (UoN) for ten years (2005 to 2015).
He also served as a Professor of Urological and Transplant Surgery at UoN's College of Health Sciences.
He began his career as an intern in Surgery at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria and rose to become Senior Resident and Clinical Lecturer in Surgery.
Condolence messages have been trickling in following news of Magoha's death;
Former CS Prof Magoha has passed on at Nairobi Hospital following cardiac arrest.— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) January 24, 2023
Go well Magoha son of Magoha! Prof. You did well!— JALANG'O (@JalangoMwenyewe) January 24, 2023
Prof George Magoha gone too soon😭— Millicent Omanga (@MillicentOmanga) January 24, 2023
My thoughts and prayers go to Dr Barbra Magoha and son Michael Magoha. May the good Lord give them strength during this Sorrowful time… RIP Prof pic.twitter.com/wMsBHGSWm3