• Magoha and Uhuru enjoyed a cordial relationship beyond work as seen in the former president's tribute.
•He wished the Magoha family God's comfort during the difficult period of immense grief.
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has said former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha was the best public officer under the leadership of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Magoha passed on at the age of 71 on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital.
" You were the only best decision Uhuru Kenyatta made during his tenure," he said on Tuesday
Babu was speaking as he sent his condolences to the Magoha family.
The MP went down memory lane where he remembered the message Magoha gave him as he graduated from the University of Nairobi
"Babu you are tried and tested and you can be anything in this country. Go and save this country," Babu said.
Magoha and Uhuru enjoyed a cordial relationship beyond work as seen in the former president's tribute.
Uhuru eulogised Magoha as a friend and a celebrated academic who leaves behind a strong legacy of public service
"It is unfortunate and painful that we've lost my friend Prof George Magoha at a time when his family is mourning his brother," the former President said.
He wished the Magoha family God's comfort during the difficult period of immense grief.
Magoha also thought highly of Uhuru as seen on August 17, 2022, when he thanked him for appointing him as Education CS.
“Eagles always just keep flying. When the eagle is going, it just disappears into the air. That is just what is going to happen to us. As the president’s handymen you expect us to go with him,” Magoha said.
He was appointed to the Education docket in March 2019, after serving as chairman of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), a position that he held since 2016.
Magoha served at the Education ministry until October 27, 2022, when President William Ruto appointed his successor.
He had been in charge of the transformation in the school syllabus, and training of teachers to march with the new CBC syllabus.