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NEWSUhuru, Raila Expected At Magoha Funeral

Uhuru, Raila Expected At Magoha Funeral

Uhuru, Raila:Top officials, among them former president Uhuru Kenyatta are expected to attend the burial ceremony of former Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha.

Magoha died on January 24 at Nairobi Hospital after suffering a heart attack.


Opposition chief Raila Odinga and other top politicians are also expected at the burial but State House has not confirmed if President William Ruto will travel for the burial.

An official itinerary for the president released on Friday shows he will be in Naivasha on Saturday for the Ordinary Session of the Nationa and County Government’s Coordinating Summit ahead of a church service in Nakuru on Sunday.

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Ruto who took over from Kenyatta after the August 9 polls has been on a collision course with him lately over tax issues.

The raging tax debate has seen Raila accuse Ruto of targetting the Kenyatta family unfairly raising high political stakes if the three attend Magoha’s burial in Siaya.

Magoha’s body was airlifted by a military chopper to his home in Gem on Friday.

On Thursday, a requiem mass for Magoha was held at the Consolata Shrine in Westlands Nairobi, a day after Nigerian rituals were performed during a procession of his body in Nairobi led by his widow Barbara.


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