Former CS Magoha Dies in Nairobi
Former CS Magoha is dead
Breaking News! Former CS Magoha is dead
According to news sources the Education CS passed away at the Nairobi hospital on Tuesday.
His death comes a few days after he lost his brother who was also a professor. His brother’s burial was set for this coming Saturday.
Prof. Magoha who is an alumnus of DR Livingstone Primary School and Starehe Boys high School and later graduated from Strathmore university and also the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a bachelor’s Degree in Medicine.
His journey to success began as an intern and then rose to senior resident and clinical lecturer in surgery at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital before joining the University of Nairobi in 1988, where he became a professor in 2000.
Magoha had a 91 page CV which showed a picture of a man who knew alot in the education sector, with good raport for handling tasks and responsibilities in a strict and professional manner.
He served at the University of Nairobi as the Vice-Chancellor, and was nicknamed a “Buffalo” because of his boldness in taking anyone who rubbed him the wrong way.
He prides has many achievements including being the first vice-chancellor to be appointed competitively, and whose leadership oversaw the completion of the construction of 22 storey university towers to 80 per cent completion.
During his tenure, student riots that had become a norm at Kenya’s first university were reduced to almost zero.
His boldness, strict and tough character saw him appointed as the KNEC chair with direct responsibility of cleaning the mess and restoring sanity at the body accused of failing to understand exam irregularities.
With the dissolution of the KNEC board, It was a start from the scratch for h again, in his journey towards gaining the lost integrity of the council. Fighting examination cartels that were eating millions of shillings from candidates and school heads for exam leakages was his uphill task and cleaning the mess at KNEC was second.
But if numbers don’t lie, statistics on the number of exam irregularities reported during his era compared to before indicated significant progress towards eradicating exam cheating and cartels. May he rest in peace