• KMPDU said Magoha was a true visionary leader in the education and health sectors.
• Magoha died on Tuesday at the age of 71 after a long and illustrious career in medicine, academia and public service.
Kenyan doctors have said that the profession has lost a great surgeon, in the passing away of Prof George Magoha.
In a statement, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) said Magoha was a true visionary leader in the education and health sectors.
The union said the former CS will be remembered for his contribution to reforming institutions, establishing discipline and building infrastructure; from the College of Health Sciences to the Main Campus to Medical Council and to the education ministry.
The doctors said he also instilled discipline in the conduct of examinations.
"His dedication, passion, and contributions have had a lasting impact and will be deeply missed by his family, relatives, former students colleagues and Kenyans."
"He upheld the medical profession and ensured there was harmony in the sector, including helping resolve payment of allowances for university dons. The medical profession has lost a great surgeon," KMPDU secretary general Davji Atellah said.
Magoha died on Tuesday at the age of 71 after a long and illustrious career in medicine, academia and public service.
According to a statement by The Nairobi Hospital, Magoha collapsed at home and was rushed to the facility, where he was pronounced dead after efforts to resuscitate him failed.
His death was a double tragedy to the Magoha family coming as they were preparing to bury his brother Prof Richard Magoha who died in Texas on December 6. He was due to be buried on Saturday.
His death comes slightly over a year after the death of another brother who lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden.
The brother, Charles Agunga died in 2021.