The Senate on November 10, condemned Prof Magoha’s outburst and called on the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to pick up the matter and investigate the conduct of the CS, and possibly reprimand him.
Samuel Poghisio, Leader of Majority, advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to take note of the CS’s conduct and take necessary action.
“Prof Magoha has a boss. I hope the boss has perfectly heard what he uttered and he must act to bring sanity to the leadership of this country.”
The matter was brought to the floor by Nominated Senator Naomi Shiyonga, who questioned the conduct of the CS and said it was against national values.
The Senator wondered what angered the CS so much that he could not control his speech, and insisted that public officials must always weigh their words before speaking in this era of advanced technology.
“Such conduct is unflattering and should be condemned,” she told the House.
“As the Education minister, Prof Magoha should be the last person to set a bad example for our children,” she said, noting that the video that captured the CS insulting Dr Mbaka had gone viral and had been accessed by school children.
“He must issue an unreserved apology to the official and the public for his misconduct, which in my view, was unbecoming behaviour.”
Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina said the conduct of the CS was against the Public Officers Ethics Act and called on the EACC to move in and reprimand him.