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Justina Wamae: You don’t need a political position to survive

By Sammy Waweru January 17th, 2023 1 min read

Roots Party presidential running mate in last year’s General Election, Justina Wamae says leaders who have served in past administrations do not need political positions to make ends meet.

The politician who a month after the August 9 elections quit the George Wajackoyah-led party, insists “there is life after leadership” and that one has to survive. Prof Wajackoyah unsuccessfully ran for president with legalisation of marijuana as his main campaign agenda.

“This is evident, there is more to politics, you do not need political position to survive… #INATUHUSU because we are moving in the right direction,” Ms Wamae tweeted.

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Ms Justina’s remarks comes in the wake of former Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Education Prof George Magoha’s return to his teaching job as Professor of Surgery at Maseno University’s School of Medicine.

Ironically, after falling out with Prof Wajackoyah, Ms Justina came out to publicly beg President William Ruto to offer her a job.

Prof Magoha was appointed as a Cabinet Secretary to the powerful Education Ministry in March 2019.

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He however did not make a comeback to the Cabinet after President William Ruto succeeded the now retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Prof Magoha previously worked as the CEO Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).

Prof Magoha has in the past been quoted saying he barely searches for jobs, but they instead trace him.

During his tenure at the Ministry of Education, Prof Magoha oversaw and spearheaded the introduction of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), a new education system in the country.

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