Gachagua Hints at Magoha Getting a Govt Job
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has hinted that if the opportunity arises, President William Ruto may offer outgoing Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha a government job.
On Wednesday, October 12, the DP described Magoha as a dedicated public servant who helped with the transition.
Gachagua, speaking at the official launch of the task force reviewing the Competency-Based Curriculum, praised the CS for continuing to serve at the ministry while his successor, Ezekiel Machogu, was being vetted by Parliament.
“You have expressed patriotism that though you are outgoing, you did not just leave other people to come and take care of the ministry. You have been very committed, and you have assisted this team in building a foundation.
“I want to assure you that we are not in a hurry to get rid of you. Take your time. This is your country and government. Although there is an incoming CS, I am sure you will hold his hand. When the need arises and we need your input, I am sure the president will call you to come and assist us,” he stated.
Magoha, he added, was also instrumental in the formation of the task force reviewing CBC, a project announced by the CS during the tenure of former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Furthermore, he stated that he shared the same values as the outgoing CS, particularly when it comes to speaking their minds and raising important issues.
“Magoha and I are similar in speaking our minds. The only difference is that in the government you served, you could not speak without any reprieve.
“The government I serve is an open government where you say what you must say,” Gachagua detailed that expression of opinions without condemnation would help the government deliver on its mandate.
Gachagua’s remarks came a day after Magoha announced his intention to return to teaching after being passed over for a Cabinet position in Ruto’s administration.
The CS was willing to serve in any capacity, claiming that his expertise would have aided the President in putting CBC into action.