George Magoha was born on July 2, 1952 in Kisumu, Kenya; the son of Bernard Bonaface Magoha and Sarah Joan Aloo. He is a surgeon, educator and government official. He is the Education Cabinet Secretary and professor of surgery at College of Health Sciences of the University of Nairobi.

Education

Magoha studied at Jina Primary School from 1960 to 1963. In 1964, he entered Dr. Livingstone Primary School and graduated it in two years. Also George undertook his secondary education at Starehe Boys Centre in 1967-1970. Then in 1971, he entered Strathmore College. Two years later Magoha began studied at College of Medicine of the University of Lagos and received a Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1978.

In 1979, he entered Lagos University Teaching Hospital, which he graduated in 1985. In addition, George graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in 1980 and Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital in 1983. Magoha studied at School of Business of Stanford University.

Career

Magoha began his career as an intern at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in 1978. A year later he took a position of a resident in surgery at the same hospital, where he worked until 1981. In 1980, George was a senior house officer at Royal College of Surgeons. Also he worked as a senior resident and clinical lecturer in surgery at Lagos University Teaching Hospital from 1981 to 1985.

In 1986, George became a consultant surgeon and urologist to the First Foundation and Shoreman Medical Centres, the Motayo Clinic and The Duro-Soleye Hospital. Then in 1988, he was appointed a lecturer in surgery at the University of Nairobi. A year later Magoha held a position of a senior lecturer in surgery at the department of surgery of the University of Nairobi. In 1996, he became an associate professor of surgery at the same university. From 2000 George was a professor of surgery at the University of Nairobi. Also he served as a chairman of the Academic Department of Surgery at College of Health Sciences of the University of Nairobi from 1999 to 2000.

In 2000, Magoha held a position of a dean of the Faculty of Medicine at College of Health Sciences of the University of Nairobi. A year later he was appointed a principal of that college. Then in 2002, George became a deputy vice-chancellor in charge of Administration and Finance of the College of Health Sciences of the University of Nairobi. In 2005, he took a position of a professor of urology and vice chancellor at the same college. Since 2015 George has been a professor of urology at that university.

In addition, to his teaching career, he has been a chairman of Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya since 2009 and African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions since 2010. Since March 1, 2019 Magoha has been working as the Education Cabinet Secretary.