Editor's Review

Magoha will be laid to rest at his home in Umiru Nyamnina on Saturday, February 11. 

Former Cabinet Secretary without portfolio Raphael Tuju will be the official emcee during the late George Magoha’s funeral on Saturday, February 11 in Yala, Siaya County.

The former Jubilee party secretary general will also MC Magoha’s requiem mass at Consolata Shrine Westlands on Wednesday and another service in Yala on Friday.

Tuju had a close relationship with the former Education CS even after exiting the government.

File image of Raphael Tuju

While speaking on January 25, a day after Magoha passed away, Tuju revealed that he had complained of fatigue.

"I was in this house on Monday afternoon when we were discussing the funeral arrangements of Prof Nyabera, his brother.

"He was fine, he told me he was exhausted but that could be attributed to the running up and down organising for the burial of his brother whose body was arriving in the country," Tuju revealed.

Magoha passed away on Tuesday, January 24 while he was undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.

According to his close friend Professor Walter Mwanda, the late Magoha had a premonition about his death and told his wife Dr. Barbara Magoha that 'his time had come and he was happy everything was done'.

He will be laid to rest at his home in Umiru Nyamnina following a funeral service that will held at Odera Akang'o University College Campus in Yala.