Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on Thursday, February 9, revealed how his family and that of the late former CS Prof. George Magoha cemented their friendship.
The CS who was speaking during the requiem mass of his predecessor divulged that the late Magoha picked his son, Paul Machogu Junior, as his aide after he was appointed to head the Ministry of Education during the reign of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Professor Magoha walked with that young man for three and a half years. Each and every place he went to, he was with that Machogu junior, and of course, as a father, had imparted the necessary Christian values to that young man,” the CS narrated.
“It is from there that the two families became friends and in 2020 when he (Prof. George Magoha) was CS of education he came all the way to Kisii and from there on we remained very good friends,” he added.
But little is known about Machogu’s son, who according to the CS, penned the handing over notes for his late boss, Prof. Magoha, not knowing it is his father who would take over the ministry.
Here is Paul Mchogu's profile:
In his CV seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Paul Machogu describes himself as a professional dedicated to being “dynamic and acclaimed in all areas of direct responsibility and ready to work in a challenging environment in which my skills and potential are utilized to the maximum and duly appreciated”.
On his education journey, Machogu Junior, currently pursuing his PhD in Law at the University of Nairobi, sat his Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at Alliance High School in 2003.
He would later proceed to the University of Kent at Canterbury in England where he pursued his undergraduate degree in Law (LLM) between September 2004 and June 2007.
Between September 2007 and September 2008, Paul got his LLM Degree certification in International Law and International Relations from the same institution of higher learning – the University of Kent at Canterbury.
He returned to the country and enrolled for a KSL diploma at the Kenya School of Law, which he completed in the year 2010.
Before the late Prof Magoha picked him, Paul Machogu was a full-time lecturer at the University of Nairobi, faculty of law.
He is also a part-time legal consultant in one of the law firms in the country.
“I’m happy to inform you that, as a family, we appreciate the work ethics that Magoha taught my son and many others,” CS Machogu stated before proceeding to give his official statement.