Inside 2-Hour EACC Grill of Education Director Insulted by Magoha

  • Education CS George Magoha (left) at Langas Primary School in Uasin Gishu on Friday, November 6, 2020.
    Education CS George Magoha (left) at Langas Primary School in Uasin Gishu on Friday, November 6, 2020.
  • Gitonga Mbaka, the County Director of Education in Uasin Gishu, who was early this month insulted by Education CS George Magoha has recorded a statement with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

    Mbaka is said to have stayed at the EACC offices for two hours on Wednesday, November 18.

    The county director told the media that he had asked the EACC officers to head to Langas Primary School and establish its hygienic standards.

    An image of Magoha
    Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha (on the pulpit) speaking at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) on Monday 16 November 2020.

    "I insisted to the EACC officers that we had to go to the Langas Primary and see the school. They were surprised to find out from the teachers that nothing had been done at the school regarding cleanliness since the day the CS left and yet it was still in a superb condition," he stated.

    Mbaka added that various headteachers in the region had been visiting the school for benchmarking.

    "I honoured the summons and made my statement as requested," Mbaka said.

    On his part, the EACC regional boss Japheth Baithalu declined to comment more on the matter saying that it was an issue under investigation.

    Mbaka's statement follows a video that attracted widespread outrage where Magoha was captured reprimanding the grey-haired senior citizen before dismissing him.

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

    The educationalist had earlier indicated that Magoha was satisfied by the school's preparations to fight Covid-19, but his mood changed abruptly when the media showed up.

    "The officials and I had taken the CS around the classrooms at Langas Primary School, and he was satisfied that there were enough desks, thermo guns and even water points for washing hands.

    "There was, however, change after he saw the media, and turned the focus on me asking why the school was untidy," he added. 

    Education CS George Magoha assesses learning activities and delivery of desks at Uhuru Gardens Primary School in Langata, Nairobi on Thursday, October 29, 2020