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Body of George Magoha’s Brother Prof. Richard Alex Nyabera Lands in Kenya

Body of George Magoha’s Brother Prof. Richard Alex Nyabera Lands in Kenya

The Magoha family is facing a double tragedy as they are now planning for the burials of two brothers, Professor Arnold Nyabera and former Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha.

The news of former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha’s death at the Nairobi Hospital came just when burial plans were underway for his younger brother Professor Richard Alex Nyabera Magoha.

His body had just landed in the country from the United States when a cardiac arrest took his brother.

According to an obituary, Nyabera passed away on December 6, 2022, in Allen, Texas, United States, with the cause of his death yet to be disclosed by the family.

However, it is known that Nyabera was first diagnosed with bladder carcinoma in August 2021, and by that time, the cancer had already advanced to stage 4.

The obituary notes that “he was not given much time to live due to the advanced stage of the disease” and that he passed away surrounded by his family a year and four months later.

His body arrived in Nairobi on Tuesday, shortly after news of the former Education Cabinet Secretary’s passing was made public.

His funeral was slated to take place on January 28, 2022, in Siaya County, but the family is yet to confirm with the passing of Magoha.

The obituary describes Nyabera as a humorous, witty, and indulgent individual who had a passion for academic work and politics and also had a very good taste for clothes.

Born on December 5, 1953, Professor Richard Nyabera, the eighth born of 11 children, started schooling at Jina Primary School in the then Yala Division and later joined Starehe Boys Centre.

After completing his studies, he proceeded to the State University of New York.

The 69-year-old Professor was the husband to Janet Achieng Magoha, and they have three children, Crystal Sara Aloo, Ashley Agnes Atieno, and Bernard Boniface Magoha (Benny), who all reside in the US.

In her tribute, Achieng remembers Nyabera as an irreplaceable, charismatic individual “whose light and impact is difficult to summarize in a few paragraphs.”

She further notes that Nyabera was a committed family man who oozed gentleness and kindness around his environs.

It remains unclear whether the family will now postpone Nyabera’s final send-off or whether they will reschedule the interment in order to have the deceased brothers buried on the same day.

The passing of both brothers is a great loss to the family, friends, and the entire country, and their memories will be cherished forever.

Body of George Magoha’s Brother Prof. Richard Alex Nyabera Lands in Kenya


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