Zipporah Sintoya Gad’s tenure ended in August 2019 but she has received an extension.
The illegal extension is now a subject of investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
A recently released report by the anti-graft body revealed Narok tops the bribery index.
It is not a new thing.
Cnyakundi.com has been covering corruption cases in Narok.
Narok Mafia, a circle of few friends and family members tied to the former Governor Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai.
You can read more from the articles below to see how corruption has extended into the new Patrick Ole Ntutu’s regime in Narok:
- Unmasking Tunai’s Art Of Corruption And Survival
- Fred Ntekerei’s World: How Stolen Money Moves Inside Gov Tunai’s Narok County
- Elizabeth Lolchoki: Exposing Narok County’s Madam Boss And Close Confidant Of Gov Tunai
Narok was very corrupt under Ole Tunai and the reason it featured less on the Auditor General’s radar and report as a big misappropriator of funds, looting and unfinished or backward projects, is because they also pay big bribes to that office.
In the case of Ms Zipporah Sintoya Gad’s, her term extension is suspect.
She was appointed in August 2013 as the Secretary to the County Public Service Board and was to serve a non-renewable six-year term.
EACC says Gad’s term is indicated in her appointment letter dated 8th August 2013, signed by Interim County Secretary Stella Langat on the same date.
Gad’s contract was irregularly extended by three months from 8th August 2019 to November 2019 by then County Secretary Elizabeth Loichoki.
The commission says the latest five year extension with effective from 11th of May 2020 to 7th of August 2026 is illegal.
Section 58(1)(c) and (4)(a) of the County Governments Act 2012, provides that members of County Public Service Boards, including the Board Secretaries, shall hold office for a non-renewable period of 6 years.
The inquiry by EACC comes a fortnight after its report ranked Narok County as the most likely to be asked for a bribe in order to get services.
The survey found that service seekers paid the highest average bribe of 42,652 shillings in Narok.
The County is also on EACC’s radar for allegations of procurement irregularities in the award of tender for revenue collection at Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
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