• The late CS was the chairperson of the school's board of management from 2016 until the time his demise.
• The school's principal, Victor Makanda, who is only two weeks old at the institution, remembered Magoha as a nice person to work with.
Students, teachers and education stakeholders at St. Mary's School, Yala paid homage to the late Education cabinet secretary George Magoha on Friday saying he was a legend and will be missed.
The entourage escorting the body of the late CS snaked it's way into the upon arrival at Yala Township Primary School Friday afternoon.
The school's principal, Victor Makanda, who is only two weeks old at the institution, remembered Magoha as a nice person to work with.
The late CS was the chairperson of the school's board of management from 2016 until the time his demise.
The board's vice chairperson Maxwell Ogonda, who served with him on the board for four years, said that the deceased successfully spearheaded infrastructural development at the institution.
Some of the development projects that the school remembered him for include cabro pavement, two state-of-the-art hostels (one named after him) and another named after former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Magoha also developed a 14-storey classroom building at the school.
Ogonda said that the building now makes the academic square complete.
"We shall miss him dearly and we hope that God will give as another board chairperson like Prof Magoha," Ogonda said.
The parents association chairperson Linus Sijenyi said that the Magoha they knew was a compassionate person, contrary to the authoritative person the public knew him.
"A week would not pass without him asking how the children were doing yet he had no child here," Sijenyi said.
According to Sijenyi, Magoha supported needy children to study at the school.