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Prof. George Magoha Net Worth, Biography, Career, Family

Prof. George Magoha Biography, Career, Family and Net Worth

Prof George Magoha was a Kenyan surgeon and academic administrator. He was the cabinet secretary of the Ministry of education, since March 26th, 2019 to the year 2022.

Former Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Prof. George Magoha died on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital following a short illness. He is reported to have collapsed at home before being rushed to the hospital where efforts to resuscitate him bared no fruits

Early Life

George Magoha was born in 1952, in Kisumu, Kenya. He later moved to Nairobi to stay at his brother’s place due to his asthmatic condition. For his primary school education, Magoha went to Dr. David Livingstone Primary School in Nairobi, then later joined Starehe Boy’s Center and School for his O-level studies. He later graduated with a high school diploma from Strathmore school where he had studied for his A-level education.

After his university entry examinations, Magoha was awarded a scholarship to study human medicine at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He later attended the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in The United Kingdom.


In the late 1990s, Professor Magoha was appointed chairman, dean, and principal of the college of Health Sciences. He was later chosen to be the vice-chancellor, and then in 2005, the chancellor of the University of Nairobi. During his era as the vice-chancellor, the institution witnessed a lot of changes as the number of student strikes was lower as compared to the years before.

Also, there was an improvement in the general discipline of the staff and students of the institution.

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In 2016, Professor George Magoha was appointed to be the chairman for the Kenya National Examination Council by President Uhuru Kenyatta. His no-nonsense nature is what earned him the spot. He was able to eradicate examination cheating which had been a problem in the country.

Later, on March 1st, 2019, Magoha was nominated as the Cabinet Secretary for Education.

Net Worth

Professor George Magoha has an estimated net worth of Ksh 250 million which he mostly earns from his career and the sale of his biography.

Real Name George Chiyeth Magoha
Age 70 years
Nationality Kenyan
Place of Birth Kisumu, Kenya
Fiancé/ Wife Barbara Odudu Essien Magoha
Net Worth Ksh 250 million

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