in a file photo
George Magoha in a file photo
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George Magoha the Education Cabinet Secretary has come to assure parents that the government will not disrupt the school calendar anymore, reiterating that schools would be opening tomorrow, August the 18th.

The professor whose ministry had already postponed school resumption twice has stated that despite schools being used as polling stations, the ministry would rather keep students in school than send them home since "voting is a one-day exercise".

He added that the students could play games and stay in their hostels."


While also speaking to the media, the CS also apologised to the public for any of his jokes that may have been in bad taste.

He added that he was a courageous man who only attained the position of minister via God's grace, Magoha also acknowledged that he is not without flaws.

“There is no one who is perfect and I believe that for me to serve here it was by the grace of God," he said.


"I respect everybody. The way you see me, the courage that I have comes from God and Starehe Boys Centre. We are eagles and we fly high and we are not afraid,” he went on.

speaking to legislators in the past
George Magoha speaking to legislators in the past
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The controversial CS also asked the public for forgiveness for being arrogant.

The former  KNEC chairperson is renowned for giving stern statements and for never compromising when giving orders.

However, some of his acts have come across as a little too strong and offended some people.

Magoha, however, attributed this to the nature of his work which demands that he implements government policies without fail.

“As President's handymen, expect us to go with him, but we want to assure the public that we have taken all the arrows and the stones and forgotten about it because of our children."

Before his time working as Uhuru's 'handyman' he served as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi from 2005 until 2015.

He is also a Professor of Surgery at the University of Nairobi's College of Health Sciences.

He concurrently serves as a Consultant Urologist at Kenyatta National Hospital, the teaching hospital of the university.

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