Magoha's Insult to Old Man Elicits Backlash [VIDEO]

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    CS Education Prof George Magoha takes part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ksh 100million Eluid Kipchoge Library at Kapsisiywa Primary School in Nandi County on September 16, 2020
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  • Education CS Education George Magoha was on Saturday on the receiving end over insults he hurled over a senior official in the Ministry.

    While reprimanding Uasin Gishu County Director of Education during an inspection tour of schools in the area on Friday, November 6, Dr. Magoha faulted the official for the poor state of the school.

    In a video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Magoha is seen reprimanding the grey-haired senior citizen before dismissing him. 

    "The situation on the ground is not good," Magoha stated as he took issue with the cleanliness levels of the Langas Primary School compound in Eldoret. 

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    Education CS George Magoha assesses Langas Primary School in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County on Friday, November 6, 2020
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    The visibly senior citizen tried to respond to the Cabinet Secretary's query on the matter noting that the issue would be handled and report prepared.

    "I am not talking about a report, I am talking about what is here on the ground," Prof Magoha retorted.

    "If I say you are a fool would I be lying?" Magoha posed to the official.

    The grey-haired official did not get to add another word before the CS dismissed him from the inspection tour stating, "Wewe ni mjinga kabisa (You are very foolish)."

    Watch the video below:

    Prof Magoha's remarks elicited backlash from a section of Kenyans online with many faulting him over how he addressed the senior official.

    Many noted that his conduct was disrespectful and unacceptable as the official being addressed appeared to be elderly and the fact that students were in school during the incident. 

    "One day Magoha will be brought down by this hubris. Bure kabisa," one user Lucia complained. 

    "We get it, he's under pressure or whatever, but this kind of abuse is not okay, especially in front of others. There has to be a better way to address his annoyance," another user Jovian added.

    "This is what happens when one is drunk with power," Will observed.

    "Imagine he is a senior official. That's the best way to destroy his leadership in that school. Magoha can't even respect the grey hair," Fredrick Musyoka stated.

    The CS who was visibly irritated with the condition of the school forced teachers to collect garbage and clean the school which had been littered with dirt. 

    Here are some more reactions to Magoha's sentiments:

    Some of the reactions to CS Magoha's sentiments.
    Some of the reactions to CS Magoha's sentiments.
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