Magoha brothers: Photos capture burial preparation in one homestead, gloom in another

Masons tiling the grave of Alex Nyabera Magoha on January 25, 2023. [Collins Oduor, Standard]

Besides the fundis, there is little activity going on as the village prepares to bury their loved one, who until his death lived in Texas, USA.

Nyabera, as per the funeral plan, will be buried on Saturday, January 28. He died on December 6, 2022 at the age of 69 after a short illness.

Prof. George Magoha's home in Siaya County. [Collins Oduor, Standard]

A security guard ushers journalists into the homestead that has less than ten employees.

The air is full of gloom, grief and disbelief as the employees come to terms with the sudden death of a man who, to them, was gentle and a good listener, yet to many outside their circle, George Magoha was uncompromising and tough.

A few metres from the conspicuously white and impressive mansion, is a sty where Magoha bred pigs for sale.

The Siaya homestead of the late Prof. George Magoha, who served as Kenya's Education Cabinet Secretary between March 2019 and October 2022. [Collins Oduor, Standard]

Prof. George Magoha, who reportedly died of cardiac arrest shortly after arrival at the Nairobi Hospital on Tuesday, was the immediate former Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Education in President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration.

He is survived by his spouse, Dr. Barbara Magoha and son, Dr. Michael Magoha.