The government says it is ready to give the late Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha a befitting sendoff on Saturday, February 11.
ICT CS Eliud Owalo said President William Ruto’s administration has fulfilled all promises made to the family of Magoha regarding his sendoff.
“We made commitments and we have lived up to them. We will airlift the body on Friday and provide logistical support. The relief food we promised is also already on the ground,” said Owalo after a visit to Prof Magoha’s residence in Lavington, Nairobi.
“We are constantly in touch with the family to ensure everything runs smoothly. We will remain available until after the burial,” the CS said.
Owalo also said the current Cabinet has raised Sh1.2 million and handed over the funds to the family.
Ahead of the Saturday sendoff, the body of George Magoha will tomorrow(February 7) be taken to various places in Nairobi, where members of the public can pay their last respects.
The funeral committee, led by former Basic Education Principal Secretary (PS) Julius Jwan, said Magoha’s body will be viewed at institutions that “defined his adult life”.
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The caravan will begin at the College of Health Sciences at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), then proceed to the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council Headquarters, the Nigerian High Commission, St. George’s Primary School, KNEC Headquarters on Dennis Pritt Road, State House Girls’ High School, the University of Nairobi (UoN) Graduation Square and finally the Starehe Boys’ Centre and School.
A requiem mass will then be held on Thursday, February 9, at the Consolata Shrine in Westlands, Nairobi.
The following day(Friday, February 10), the body will be airlifted to Yala Township Primary School for another public viewing scheduled for 1 pm. The caravan will then move to St. Mary’s High School, Yala for another public viewing.
The final funeral mass will be held at the Odera Akang’o University campus on Saturday, February 11, at 10 am before his interment at his Umiru Village home.