Requiem mass for the late former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha is currently underway at the Consolata Shrines.
Among the notable leaders present included Raphael Tuju, Education PS Belio Kipsang, former CSs Raychelle Omamo(Foreign Affairs), Farida Karoney(Lands), and Amina Mohamed(Sports).
CSs Njunguna Ndungu(Finance), Ezekiel Machogu(education), Eliud Owalo(Communication), Farida Karoney, Amina Mohamed.
Former Jubilee Secretary General Rafael Tuju who is also a family member warned politicians attending the not to talk about politics.
Tuju who was also the Master of Ceremonies said as an immediate cousin to the late, the family had decided to keep the occasion dignified.
“I am here as a member of the family not as a former colleague in government and the family has decided and requested politely that on this occasion we keep the service dignified and that there will be no politics in this church today,” Tuju said.
Tuju stated that the family had had a torrid time since 2021, recalling how they buried one of their brothers and her daughter on the same day.
“Please bear with us as a family because it has been difficult. In 2021 we buried again one of the brothers of Professor Magoha and it was a twin funeral in 2021 January. It was Arnold Agunga, his daughter, Magoha and they were buried on the same day,” he disclosed.
Magoha died on Tuesday, January 24 at the Nairobi hospital surrounded by his family and loved ones following a cardiac arrest.
The former Jubilee Secretary General revealed that the former University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor had complained of fatigue a day before he died.
“He was fine, he told me has was exhausted but that could be attributed to the running up and down organizing for the burial of his brother whose body was arriving in the country,” he said.
Magoha will be laid to rest at his home in Umiri, Nyamnina on Saturday, February 11, 2023.