Days after Education CS George Magoha had been accused of insulting Uasin Gishu County Director of Education Gitonga Mbaka, new details emerged over his bodyguard.
CS Magoha has been on the spot after he was alleged to have insulted Mr. Gitonga on Saturday, November 7 for not maintaining the school condition. Following the incident, the Public Service Commission (PSC) withdrew all human resource powers delegated to the CS.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha’s bodyguard has been accused of assaulting a Journalist based in Kisumu.
This was revealed by Kisumu Journalists Network (KJN) which is now demanding for justice after one of them was allegedly assaulted by Magoha’s bodyguard.
The incident happened on Thursday, November 19 at Kosawo primary school during Magoha’s inspection tour in the region when Nation photojournalist Ondari Ogega was taking into position to take a photo of the CS.
According to the union’s chairperson Rushdie Oudia, Ogega, the officer grabbed the journalist and reached for his manhood while threatening to beat him up as the reporter was walking out of the classroom where the CS was inspecting desks.
“However, as he made his way out of the classroom, the CS’s bodyguard followed him and reached for his fly before squeezing his genitals and threatening to do more outside the classroom. He vanished immediately and we began making protests demanding his apprehension,” Oudia said.
Ogega alleged that the said officer also grabbed a female journalist Viola Kosome’s behind while pushing out of the way.
The union’s chairperson further claimed that a similar case had been witnessed in Vihiga County where the CS visited earlier in the day.
“The same bodyguard pushed his fingers in another man’s mouth when they were in Vihiga where the CS began the tour,” he stated.
Magoha is also currently under investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over allegations of insulting an education officer. The ethics commission also Uasin Gishu county director of education Gitonga Mbaka who was insulted by Magoha to record a statement as part of the probe.
“The commission has a reason to believe that you have information that may assist in this investigation and would like to shed light and record statements into the matter,” EACC said.