Former Education CS Prof. Magoha passes on

Former Education CS George Magoha(photo courtesy)
Former Education CS George Magoha(photo courtesy)

Former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha dies at 71 while receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital, family confirms.

George Albert Omore Magoha (born in 1952) was a Kenyan consultant surgeon, academic administrator and technocrat, who served as a Professor of surgery at Maseno University School of Medicine, in Kisumu County, Western Kenya, since January 2023.

Immediately before his current assignment, he was the Cabinet Secretary of Education in the Cabinet of Kenya, effective 26 March 2019.

He was the chairman of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), from 2016 until 2019.

He previously served as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi from 2005 until 2015.

He was a Professor of Surgery at the University of Nairobi’s College of Health Sciences.

He concurrently served as a Consultant Urologist at Kenyatta National Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University.