RIP Prof. Goerge Magoha- Events that happened during the funeral.
Former education cabinet secretary, has been laid to rest in his home, after he suffered a cardiac arrest.
With Netizens typing RIP prof. Goerge Magoha, reactions have emerged from the happenings during the funeral.
Opposition leader, Raila Odinga and former president Uhuru Kenyatta were present at the funeral, however, president William Ruto did not make it to the funeral.
President Ruto not attending the funeral has raised alot of questions, however, His condolence message was read by CS Eliud Owalo.
Former president, Uhuru Kenyatta recognized Raila Odinga as his party leader, a statement that made the crowd cheer.
In his Condolence message, former president Uhuru Kenyatta stated,”We have a lost friend, a partner, a colleague and most important, a great giant of this country. Viongozi tuache ukabila na tuishi kwa amani, tuweze pia kujadiliana vitu kwa pamoja.”
“Prof. George Magoha managed 100% transition for the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa ensuring no child missed out on education because of lack of fees or infrastructure…that was his commitment to education,” he added.
On the other hand, Raila Odinga Recognized Magoha as a straightforward person.
He stated,”Some people say Magoha was arrogant, I say no, Magoha was just a straightforward person. He has done a lot of things in his career, especially in his ministry.”
“I had no hesitation to say yes when my brother asked me whether Prof. Magoha would make a good Minister for Education. Some colleagues complained that he was not helping Luo’s but his response was he didn’t need to help them but ensure there was no cheating in exams,” he added.
He further added that Gem is the citadel of education in Luo land and warned anyone who intends to throw stones in Gem, they might hit a professor, a doctor or a lawyer.
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