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Day Magoha Was Forced to Quit Health Taskforce Investigating KNH Surgery Blunder Involving his Son

The life of the Late Professor George Magoha in the field of Medicine was not that smooth as he faced some challenges that saw his family get caught.

In 2018, his son Dr, Michael Magoha, was involved in a scandal at Kenyatta National Hospital after he and other four surgeons performed brain surgery on the wrong patient.

At this moment, late Magoha was then the chairman of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board (KMPDB) was forced to quit the task force that was looking into the KNH blunder as a result of a conflict of interest.

While quitting, Prof Magoha said that given the fact that the consultant neurosurgeon on call the night the surgery took place, Dr Michael Magoha, was his son, he would not participate in the investigation.

On the spot over the botched surgery were Dr Magoha, the neurosurgery student who conducted it, the ward nurse, the theatre receiving nurse and the anesthetist.

On the fateful botched brain surgery, Magoha's son, Dr. Michael, was then a neurosurgeon student told National Assembly Health Committee led by then Murang'a women representative Sabina Chege that he had among other doctors who were operating on the patient.

A nurse, Catherine Gakii, told the committee that she was called to come and wheel a patient to the theater for scheduled surgery.

Upon arriving at the ward, she called one John Nderitu, who had had a road accident and was to have a brain surgery, only for another patient Samuel Kimani to respond.

Kimani, who looked confused did not give Gakii a reason to doubt that he was the patient scheduled for the surgery.

The nurse blamed the wrong labeling of the patients as the root cause of the mix-up.

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