Former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha had premonitions about his death, prompting him to issue two instructions to his wife, Barbara Magoha.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, January 24, Magoha's close friend, Walter Mwanda - a medical doctor - revealed that Magoha instructed his wife to call his son and daughter-in-law.
However, he did not indicate the conversation Magoha had with his son before he collapsed at home.
Mwanda also recalled that Magoha's wife would shed more light regarding his final instructions to the public in due course.
Dr Walter Mwanda addresses the media at Lee Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
"He had a premonition and told his wife that his time had come and he was happy. He then asked her to call the son and the daughter-in-law," Mwanda stated.
He added that the former CS also called on his wife to call him (Mwanda) as he wanted to talk to his friend.
The medic revealed that he was attending to a patient at Kenyatta National Hospital when he received a call from Magoha's wife.
"At about 3 pm she called me and told me that she needed me urgently. I asked a doctor to take over the patient's examination and got into my car and left for his home," he stated.
Notably, Magoha's instructions to have the son around him during his final moments almost gave him a second chance at life, as revealed by Mwanda.
The medic indicated that the son - a medical doctor - resuscitated the father after he collapsed for the first time at home.
"I found him seated and proceeded to take his blood pressure. As I was recording, he slipped from his sitting position, so we carried him to the son's car.
"He suffered a collapse and was resuscitated back by his son, a medical doctor. However, a few metres to the casualty section, he collapsed again," he stated.
Magoha suffered a cardiac arrest at his home on January 24. Mwanda indicated that the former CS collapsed a total of four times.
The former CS died while receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital. His body was transferred to the Lee Funeral Home.
A file image of Dr Barbara Odudu Essien Magoha, Prof. George Magoha's wife.
died death arrest