10 Unbelievable Things you didn’t Know about Prof. George Magoha,


Former University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof George Magoha, believes that only a mad professor will join politics.

“The things some of these professors do is an insult to academic excellence. I would never go into politics, because it would mean sitting with idiots,” said Magoha.

Here are 10 things about the renowned professor, who is also a consultant urologist.

1.He is married to Dr Odudu Barbara, a gynaecologist and together they have one child, Dr Michael Magoha, a surgeon.

2.His research on male erectile dysfunction was used during the invention of Viagra and Cialis, both drugs used to treat erection dysfunction.

3.He has published 59 research papers, mostly on sexual dysfunction, in reputed international and national journals.

4.His career in urology was informed by the struggles he witnessed while growing up of men unable to pass urine.

5.He likes jogging and playing basketball at his compound with his son and plays a bit of golf at Muthaiga Country Club.

6.He enjoys planting trees at his rural farm.

7.He is the patron of Old Starehian medics, a group of former students of Starehe Boys Centre who provide free and regular medical and specialist care to current students at no cost.
8.He has supervised 38 theses of doctors in their postgraduate master’s of medicine in surgery.

9.His professorial inaugural lecture was in October 2003.
10.He started lecturing in surgery at the University of Nairobi in 1988, and he is still a professor of surgery there.


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