CS Magoha Insults Senior Officers to Their Faces in Heated Confrontation

  • Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, on Wednesday, October 17, rained insults on a number of high ranking officials from his ministry in a heated confrontation.

    According to a report by People Daily, the no-nonsense CS was dismayed by what he termed as 'laziness' from the said officials.

    He further revealed that due to them sleeping on the job, he was ashamed to give a report to President Uhuru Kenyatta with unflattering details including an admission that over 2000 schools were not registered.

    Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Maghoha consults CAS Education Coleta Suda

    “I was ashamed to tell the President that we have closed over 2,000 unregistered schools in the country. Launching documents will not take the President anywhere... we are leaders, can we agree that we come down from the ivory tower.

    “Those supposed to inspect schools should do it twice or thrice a term but some have not inspected for six years... you are being paid for nothing, what do you think we should do with you for registering bad schools? That is where the problem is not on the documents," stated Magoha.

    He was speaking during the launch of the National Education Sector Strategic Plan (NESSP) 2018-2022 at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

    He further accused the ministry officials of lacking initiative and being lethargic urging them to set higher targets.

    “You and I know that we have not achieved, when I look at the two important documents before us, truth be told, the Strategic Plan requires a midterm review and here we are thumping our chests at the end of 2019 for something that is reading 2018, then the Sessional paper should have been launched earlier.

    “What is happening in the ministry is that there is a silo mentality about positions and ranks, please let us be all equal around the table from the most junior to me, if we cannot share ideas we cannot go anywhere,” he continued.

    He pinpointed the officials whom he accused of delegating tasks with a mentality that they were too senior.

    "The documents are good, what I am not sure about are the people to implement, that is why I am not so much addressing the document.

    "Do not argue saying that you are too senior because a leader must lead by example. You cannot give people orders when you are sitting in the back, you should be working with them,” he concluded.

    CS George Magoha