Magoha: Am Not Interested In Being CS In The Next Government
Education CS George Magoha has dismissed recent claims that he is looking to be retained in the next government.
Magoha, who is meant to end his term with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s exit next week, said he has done enough.
He was speaking at Nairobi School, where he commissioned four CBC classrooms.
“Let me disapprove the minds of citizens, I am not looking for a job, what I have is enough, I have a target to meet,” Magoha said.
On Monday, the CS had requested more time to complete CBC classrooms.
“Whoever comes will be my commander in chief, so I hope that person can allow me to finish the classrooms. I stand guided, if you allow me to continue I will continue,” he said on Monday.
But on Thursday, he said people misunderstood him and that what he said did not mean he is requesting to be the Education CS in the next government.
“I will work even on Monday. I am serving Uhuru Kenyatta, when he is still there as the President I will still be working,” he said.
Magoha promised to continue commissioning CBC classrooms, until it’s his time to leave.
He said by the time he leaves, almost 8,500 CBC classrooms will have been commissioned.
“For example if somebody goes to court, by the time they finish I will have completed my work,” Magoha said.
The Education CS said the second phase of CBC classes is at 58 per cent, nationwide.
The Western and Rift Valley regions, he said, are still at 50 per cent while Nyeri county is at 88 per cent.
Magoha urged the incoming government to ensure the funds allocated to the education sector are spent prudently.
“The next CS will be a human being and he/she will continue where I have left off. The only challenge is how they will spend this money,” he said.
While launching Equity Wings to fly programme in May, Magoha said when he leaves office, he will move on with his life.
“The problem with Kenyans is getting stuck in power. When my time comes I will leave, and someone else will continue with this job,” he said.
Magoha, a professor of transplant surgery, told Kenyans not to be afraid of visiting him for medical consultations.
“When you come to my clinic, do not be afraid because I will treat you, I will serve my purpose as a medic at that time,” he said.
Magoha started his career at Lagos University Teaching Hospital as an intern and rose to the position of senior resident and clinical lecturer in surgery.
He also served as a lecturer in the same hospital and a consultant surgeon in various leading hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria.
He was also an honorary consultant surgeon and urologist at Kenyatta National Hospital and Nairobi Hospital.
Magoha was sworn in as Education CS on March 26, 2019.
Before his appointment as CS, Magoha was the chairman of the Kenya National Examinations Council where he served from March 9, 2016 to March 8, 2019.