Gold does not exist in mining in this country yet we not only have active high-grade gold dealers but also masterminds that run their own parallel economy.
These gold scamming cartels are well known and connected individuals who have captured the countries security systems.
Even though most of them are media shy, the few times their pictures make it on the interwebs are proof of the palatial lifestyle they thrive in. They are always around racy women in their expensive, invites only parties.
They are living in assumably protected society. Most of them are Kenyas most wanted yet receive the top of the world protections from government agencies. They showcase their loot without fear, they’re always in tailor-made suits, designer shoes, Rolex watches-most expensive in the world- and driving High-end fuel guzzlers.
They have corrupted every functioning State institution and sit on the immunity throne. They have looted enough and connected deep in the State systems and acquired powers that makes them immune from falling under arrests.
This immunity seal is what keeps highly sought gold scammers afloat thanks to Kenya’s brightest legal minds and lawyers. These crooked leaned friends make the gold scamming business seem legal. They clean the illegal mess in the vicinity of Kenyans.
Ever heard of a legal advisor of foreign companies on investment regulations, sectoral caps and regulatory issues relating to various sectors in Kenya?
Thomas Ngoe is the leader of a calibre of lawyers who have specialised in advising foreigners on barriers to entry, which include foreign investment regulations, policies, and specific commitments under various trade agreements, customs duty.
This is a very tricky fellow. He is the brains behind the cartels that wreaked havoc in the city in the past two years.
When he managed to get connected globally in the fake gold business. Tom Ngoe, using a big part of the gold loot he had cleared paid google to have all his online images deleted.
He junked all the pictures including those on LinkedIn where he is supposed to be displaying himself as a professional.
But Kenyan Bulletin has managed to get not only his only available photo but also other very vital business and personal insights that we shall be sharing. He might have deleted his dark history, but we have dived much deeper to the lengths he won’t imagine someone else knows. A time to expose his rot has finally come.
Dozen of unsuspecting foreign nationals are being swindled large amounts of money by these fraudsters. According to Directorate of Criminal Intelligence (DCI) officers, the players in the trade, alongside others are said to have been involved in the scam either through ignorance or direct involvement.
Tom Ngoe is the personal lawyer of Jared Otieno who has been mentioned severally in the serial fraud cases.
Last year, Jared hit the headlines after his expensive traditional wedding in Meru. The ceremony was attended by Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, Meru’s Kiraitu Murungi and former cabinet minister Chris Obure.
Two months before the wedding, he had splurged Sh15 million in a pre-wedding party held at his rural home in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay county.
The bride-to-be, Kendi Mwiti, arrived in a chopper, while Otieno came in a convoy of 18 Range Rovers and a Porsche Cayenne. Jared Otieno is famous for spending Sh30 million to acquire a customised Porsche. The Cayenne had a customized Ksh700,000 front seat.
Jared is in his early 40s and already living like King Mswati- perhaps without many wives- but a lot of concubines cancels all the doubts.
He sells himself as the founder and CEO of Express Feeders Limited. He has two children. His company has been listed on the notorious gold scammers in the world.
Last year, a man linked to the United Arab Emirates royal family alleged to have been conned by a group of fake gold scammers that includes, among others, Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula, Zaheer Jhanda and Jared Otieno. Your guess is as good as mine, their lawyer was Tom Ngoe.
The leader of United Arap Emirates said Jared Otieno was the mastermind and kingpin in the gold scam. Him, alongside former AFC Leopards chairman Allan Kasavuli and Shabana Chairman Jared Nivaton, closely associated with television screen siren Lilian Muli.
In 2017, Jared Otieno had his first trouble with the authorities when he was accused of obtaining Sh22 million from two foreign complainants.
In 2017, the flamboyant businessman Jared Otieno was arrested over the ongoing probe that he swindled foreigners in a gold export business deal. The flashy businessman who also owns a home in Lavington has been MIA as police officers searched his palatial residence.
Our Sources claim that his Karen home was yet to be occupied by the businessman and he had furnished the residence to a tune of Ksh110 million. It is reported that he paid cash for it.
After that, several cases came up including a famous arrest this year that exposed his expensive lifestyle with little or no known income channel. The lawyer Tom Ngoe was exposed too.
In a court case in which DCI listed Ngoe as a key witness, the crooked lawyer made deliberate efforts not to show up in court claiming that he was having an emergency. As a result, the hearing was postponed to a later date. See, this is why I said they sit on the immunity throne.
Last year, Tom Ngoe was approached by the buyer to open an escrow account. This was a deal involving a foreigner and gold seller known as Samir Munyinyi and his associate, Anthony Kanga. And it was 360kgs of gold.
In this deal, the investors were required to pay USD 100,000 for export taxes while the lawyer, Ngoe, would retain 5kgs of gold as collateral.
“We paid 100,000 dollars for taxes and 10,000 dollars as a fee for Otieno,” the foreigner said.
Ngoe would then create an escrow account where payments were done through a bank transfer from the foreigner’s company to the escrow account.
Later, one of the foreigner’s workers, Razia Chelimo informed him that she had discovered that Otieno was not registered as an advocate.
“We confronted him and he explained to us that he was a lawyer but he was not practising. We insisted that we wanted to accompany him to the bank but he refused stating that it wasn’t necessary and after a few days, Munyinyi came up with another problem. He said he could not get an export licence for the consignment and therefore needed another USD 100,000 to solve the problem,” he said.
Kenyan Bulletin is keeping tabs on Lawyer Ngoe who has millions of money stashed in proxy bank accounts. We shall, in the forthcoming series, be dismantling and scattering these gold scammers and the aforementioned lawyers.