Former CS Magoha’s burial set for February 11
Former Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Prof. George Magoha who died in Nairobi on Tuesday last week will be buried on February 11, 2023.
Speaking during the burial ceremony of Prof. Richard Alex, Magoha's brother on Saturday, January 28, 2023, former devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa noted that all CSs who served under former President Uhuru Kenyatta will converge at Yala township in Siaya county to give the departed a befitting send-off.
"We are sorry for the cruel death that has invaded the Magoha family and taken three brothers," Wamalwa said.
While acknowledging that Magoha's death had an impact on the country's education sector, the former CS affirmed that they had made contributions that would be channelled to the deceased's family.
"President Uhuru has made a contribution of Ksh2 million and we as former Cabinet Secretaries have contributed Ksh 1 million," Wamalwa added.
Wamalwa also weighed in on the current political temperatures noting that the conversation about Kenyan issues remains unstoppable.
He affirmed that the opposition was unhappy with the country's state of the economy and vowed to find solutions that will lift the weight off Wananchis shoulders.
"We are not happy with the way the Kenya Kwanza government is running the affairs of the country. We will definitely find a solution for our people," Wamalwa stated.
Further, he dismissed claims that the push for protests by opposition leader Raila Odinga and his lieutenants were meant to compel the ruling government to give in for a handshake.
"The idea behind the conversation is not pegged on sharing of national cake as claimed by President Ruto but to seek the opinions of Kenyans on the best way to adopt so as to reduce the high cost of living, improve HELB and sort out subsidies that have made life difficult for Kenyans.
"We are not for half a loaf but keen on ensuring that tribalism does not thrive in this Country. We feel sad that the national cake ought to benefit all Kenyans is going to only two tribes; We want equity in the distribution of resources for all Kenyans to feel as part of the Country," Wamalwa added.
He further reiterated that the opposition was holding the meeting to fight for the rights of Kenyans.
"Raila has sacrificed a lot for Kenya to enjoy good governance yet it's not forthcoming that's why we are headed to Jacaranda to have a conversation and to fight for the rights of Kenyans,"
Wamalwa said the series of meetings planned by Raila will be peaceful contrary to claims by a section of leaders allied with the ruling government.
"We shall have National dialogue with all regions of Kenyans. We are going to dispel the lies, rumours and propaganda that it's the handshake that spoiled the economy. The country has been engulfed by the high cost of living, high fuel prices, and high taxation and this is why we must have a conversation. The ruling government came to power with a pack of lies and we must say the truth to set us free," he added.