Former Education CS George Magoha dead at 71

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Former tough talking Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has died of cardiac arrest. He was 71.

The former CS died at the Nairobi Hospital just days after joined Maseno University in Kisumu County as a professor of surgery at the institution’s School of Medicine.

Before being appointed to Cabinet five years ago, Prof Magoha 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. His medical career includes work and training in Nigeria, Ghana, Ireland and the United Kingdom. He also trained in Executive Management at Stanford University. 

In Nigeria, he began his career as an intern in Surgery at Lagos University Teaching Hospital  and rose to become Senior Resident and Clinical Lecturer in Surgery. He later joined UoN as a Lecturer in Urological Surgery in 1988 and rose through the ranks to become a full Professor of Surgery in 2000.  

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