Prof. George Magoha was on Friday nominated by President Kenyatta as the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Education.
Magoha, who currently serves as the Chairperson of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), replaces Amina Mohamed who has been moved to the Sports docket.
Those who have worked with him or know him describe him as tough-talking, no-nonsense, strict and selfless.
Magoha has left a mark in every leadership position he has been appointed to.
The 66-year-old is a medical doctor (Surgeon) having studied in Kenya and four other countries.
In his 91-page Curriculum Vitae, Magoha describes himself as a "top grade Professor of Urological and Transplant Surgery since 2000 at the University of Nairobi, trained in Nigeria, Ghana, Ireland, and the United Kingdom."
He has previously served as the head of Health Sciences Department at the University of Nairobi before being promoted to the position of Vice Chancellor in 2005.
It was during his time as the VC that sanity and accountability at the Finance Department as well as quality teaching and discipline of students at the prestigious university were restored.
He retired from the position in 2014 but the changes he made to the institution are still felt to date.
In 2016, he was appointed as the KNEC chair, where he also introduced radical changes that have seen the end of exams cheating in the country.