In a heartwarming gesture, former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cabinet has promised to support the education of children who were being sponsored by the late Professor George Magoha. The announcement was made during a meeting with the late scholar’s family in Nairobi on Tuesday, January 31.
Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, who led the meeting, stated that the students were still in school and required support. He added that President Uhuru would lead the initiative to fund their education. Matiang’i explained that his colleagues in the previous administration wanted to honor the late Professor by continuing his work.
Matiang’i also mentioned that he had been tasked as the link between the family and the government and would be supporting the family in funeral arrangements. He consoled the family and said, “May the Lord shine His face upon you, May He hold you His Mighty Right hand. May the Lord bless you indeed. And for Michael may the Lord bless you so that you sustain that name and generation. God will raise you up.”
The former Cabinet Secretary also called on the current administration and education stakeholders to honor the late Professor’s contribution to the country’s education system. He suggested that a building or scholarship could be named after Professor Magoha. President Uhuru echoed the sentiment and promised to continue supporting the family till the end. He said, “We worked as a team. As such, you are also our team members. You are our family. You can count on us just as Magoha was there for us and our family.”