By Nancy Masit
The Narok County Government deputy governor Kiprono Tamalinye Koech is among youngest governors in the country.
Koech who is now 29 years old was born in Narok County, Emurua Dikirr Sub County, Ololmasani ward, Takitech village to the current senior assistant chief Mr. Richard Kipkoech Bett and Christine Chebet Bett.
He joined Pimbiniet Primary school in the year 1999 and went to Kaplong Boys’ high school where he completed in the year 2014 and later joined Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where he pursued Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Option.
He got a job as high school teacher on contract teaching mathematics and business for one year.
Koech later joined Finlays International Limited in Nairobi where he worked as a financial consultant for a period of six months and later joined Musoni a Netherlands based company as a credit officer in Bomet branch, where he worked for two years.
His leadership skills where sharpened up as he was growing up, he was a youth leader in Living Faith Church, a prefect in Kaplong Boys where he was a class representative in form one and two and became a counsellor in form three and four consecutively.
In university he participated actively in politics, he was a mobiliser and a planner and at the ward level he organized political forums between 2021-2022.
Koech is married to Lydia Chepngeno Koech, they were blessed with a baby girl during the election period and on the day they were declared winners by IEBC, they named her Blessings Chepchirchir.
The DG had desired to become a Member of County Assembly but was more blessed when he was selected deputy governor for Narok County, he was selected from nine contestants.
He was sworn in last week with his governor Patrick Ntutu and now promises residents of Narok County that he will work selflessly for them and called on his competitors who lost to their team to join them and work together to improve lives of Narok people.
“I congratulate all the elected leaders and my pledge is that we will work together as a team irrespective of our political affiliations, parties are just vehicles through which we seek leadership positions and they should not cut our bonds of brotherhood as citizens of Narok County,” he said.
Koech urged his fellow youths to work hard since they have chances to build their future.
The county will create a digital App station where it will train them on jobs that they will do online, they will have saccos for boda boda riders.
Youth in Narok will be prioritized whenever there are contracts in different wards,women groups will be trained to improve their business.
The county is planning to have an animal feeds production company where it will process and package feeds in Narok hence creating employment for the youth, cattle breeds will be improved by use of Artificial Insemination, work and subsidy programme by supplying farmers with subsidized fertilizers.