If you visit Lolgorian Ward in Transmara Sub County of Narok County, that sleepy outpost on the fringes of civilization, you’ll be amazed by some new properties donning the area.
One thing that has become too obvious is that most of these installations belong to the people working in the county government. For in Kenya, working in government pays more than a US citizen inventing the next Facebook or big tech idea. In Kenya unless your name ends with a Kenyatta, a Moi, a Odinga or a Ruto, you might be the greatest tech innovator, but you won’t be allowed to gain your billions. It is a cluster-fucked appalling system.
It is painfull that youths go without jobs and are told that ‘it is hard to find employment’, yet those appointed to public office loot with wanton abandon like there’s no future. They don’t even try to create jobs, which is a prerogative of the government anyway, all they want is to be village small gods who dish out handouts.
The looter of Narok
The Chief Officer (CO) for Education in Narok County Government Mr. Philip Neranto Tipaa was appointed to office a few years ago and in those few years earning less that Ksh200k per month, the man now owns half of Trans Mara Sub County. He runs Lolgorian ward like his own home.
It is alleged that Mr. Neranto owns flats and buildings carefully spread across Narok county.
The former headteacher of Ilkarian Primary School has learnt the art of creative accounting in the education ministry under his charge that has seen him embezzled millions from the county coffers.
A source working at the county government of Narok told cnyakundi.com that Mr. Neranto’s fortunes have risen tenfold since he came into office in 2016.
Apart from buildings, the Maasai moran is said to be the owner of cows, cars and tracts of lands.
“He is putting up buildings at Lolgorian town like nobody’s business. He’s also buying high breed cattle and shambas so easily. He’s governor’s closest ally and probably knows his bank account passwords. He also bought a Toyota Hilux double cabin that roughly costs 6 million’, said the source on condition of anonymity.
It is also alleged that the Chief Officer has firms that do works for the county, that are owned through proxies. This is conflict of interest.
Apart from the assets mentioned above that the source stated are owned by Mr. Philip Neranto Tipaa, the buildings Neat Mara Guest House and Neat Mara Hotel, cnyakundi.com has learnt, are allegedly owned by him.
As Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) goes after people driving top of the range vehicles but have salaries that don’t match those riches, one of the people they should close in on is Narok County Chief officer for Education Mr. Philip Neranto Tipaa.
Detectives from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Authority (EACC) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) should launch investigations as pertains to these allegations.
Oh wait, isn’t the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) aware of all these or they’ve been paid to go silent?
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