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Prof. George Magoha Clarifies Claims He Fired CS Fred Matiang’i At UoN

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Education CS chosen one Prof George Magoha, on Thursday, at long last told the truth over cases that he terminated Interior CS Fred Matiang’i amid his residency at the University of Nairobi.

Showing up before a parliamentary panel, the straightforward previous KNEC director illuminated that as much as Matiang’i drastically left the establishment, he didn’t have anything to do with his terminating.

He, in any case, clarified that since he was the person who thought of the arrangement, the terminating probably been advocated and that it pursued the law.

“I as the Vice Chancellor at the University of Nairobi… I was in charge of policy and I gave those under me orders to do everything possible to make sure it was followed by all.

“If you ask me, I may not be aware why Matiang’i was sacked but I know those under me had all the powers to make decisions against anyone who went against the official policy,” he told the vetting committee led by Speaker Justin Muturi.


Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i

Magoha was responding to a heavily worded question posed by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa especially considering that Matiang’i was placed as the first referee on his CV.

The outgoing Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) chairman explained that Matiang’i was a better placed referee considering that he had recommended him to the President for the KNEC chairmanship position.

He further divulged that he had been appointed for a ministerial job he had not applied for and was not experienced in.

“I want to declare that he is my friend but I did not appoint him as my referee on the basis of that, I appointed him based on the fact that this is a ministerial job which I never looked for and he has been one,” he noted.

“He is the one who recommended me to the president to go to KNEC, he would be able to tell you what I did when I was there,” disclosed Magoha.

During the session, the professor also stated he trusts no one when it comes to the delegation of duties adding that his goal is working backwards.

“When I took over at the University of Nairobi, there were many stalled projects, we completed them,” he stated.

Below is a video of Magoha defending his choice of CS Matiang’i as his referee:


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