George Magoha, the former Education Cabinet Secretary (CS), has found another job three months after quitting the Education Ministry.
Maseno University appointed Magoha as a professor of surgery at the institution’s School of Medicine on Monday, January 17.
The former CS, who was replaced on the Education Committee by Ezekiel Machogu, will teach and direct research in the university’s medical school.
“Magoha is an invaluable asset to the institution because of his vast experience in the medical field.
“We are lucky as an institution because our School of Medicine is relatively new and it will be a boost to have a strong personality like Magoha in our team,” the University announced in a statement.
Magoha’s entry into academia is his second stint as a lecturer at a higher institution of learning.
He started his teaching career at the University of Nairobi (UoN), where he was a Urological and Transplant Surgery professor at the College of Health Sciences.
Magoha rose through the ranks and was appointed as Vice Chancellor of the institution in 2005.
He served in that capacity for 10 years until 2015 when he left the position to become the chair of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta, who had appointed Magoha as KNEC chair in 2015, elevated him on March 1, 2019 to the position of Education CS and was officially sworn into the docket on March 26, 2019.
Magoha, prior to being appointed as a lecturer at Maseno University, had remarked that he would love to go into private practice.
“I will miss you, journalists, you played a big role. If you have issues with passing urine, pass by my clinic in Nairobi Hospital,” Magoha told the press about his retirement plans on August 22, 2022.