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Magoha’s widow praises late husband for appreciating her food for 40 years

By Sammy Waweru February 11th, 2023 2 min read

Dr Barbara Magoha, the widow, former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha, has eulogised her late husband terming him as the most precious human that came into her life.

Speaking during the burial ceremony at Yala, Siaya County on Saturday, Dr Magoha described Prof Magoha was a rare gem.

Dr Magoha said since she got married to the scholar, he never ate any other woman’s food. Dr Magoha said despite her busy schedule, she always ensured her husband eat her homemade food.

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“As a wife, I supported him in so many ways, and one thing I would say is that, as a Calabar woman, I never let him down. He ate my food until the last day,” she said.

“For the 40 good years that we have been married, nobody else ate my husband’s food. I cooked irrespective of my busy schedule, whether I was in the country or not. It was my food that he ate.”

Dr Magoha also described Prof Magoha as a servant who was governed and led by God’s virtues.

“In his life, he was governed by three pillars – his God that who him, Starehe Boys Center that molded him and the medical world that shaped him,” Dr Magoha said.

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“The three have played a vital role in sending him off. I am extremely grateful for the pillars which have accompanied us until the last day,” she explained.

Prof Magoha died on January 24, 2023, of Cardiac arrest at the Nairobi Hospital at the age of 70 years.

The burial of the former Cabinet Secretary was attended by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga among a host dignitaries and political leaders.

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