SEVEN ARRESTED

We want justice for land activist Bulati, Narok leaders tell state

He was shot dead on his way home by unknown assailants on March 26.

In Summary
  • Governor Samuel Tunai and former Labour CAS Patrick ole Ntutu said those behind the heinous act should face serious consequences.
  • Seven people have since been arrested in connection with the murder.
Former Labour CAS Patrick ole Ntutu and Narok Governor Samuel Tunai during the burial of Naroosura Group Ranch treasurer Simon Bulati at Kimelok in Narok South on Thursday
EXPEDITE INVESTIGATIONS Former Labour CAS Patrick ole Ntutu and Narok Governor Samuel Tunai during the burial of Naroosura Group Ranch treasurer Simon Bulati at Kimelok in Narok South on Thursday
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Narok leaders have demanded speedy investigation into the murder of Naroosura Group Ranch treasurer Simon Bulati.

Governor Samuel Tunai and former Labour CAS Patrick ole Ntutu said those behind the heinous act should face serious consequences.

They called on the government to ensure the gun used in the murder is repossessed or more deaths could occur.

Bulati was shot dead on his way home by unknown assailants on March 26.

Seven people have since been arrested in connection with the murder.

The leaders made the remarks during the burial of Bulati at Kimelok area at Maji Moto/Naroosura ward in Narok South on Thursday.

Also in attendance were Narok South parliamentary aspirants Kitalai ole Ntutu (independent) and Matunke Mayone (UDA) , Narok South subcounty deputy county commissioner Felix Kisalu and Naroosura Group Ranch chairman Joseph Kasale.

While condemning the attack, Tunai described the murder as “senseless” and urged the state to hunt down and apprehend more killers of the activist.

He added that the incident was well-orchestrated plan by his assailants and such occurrences should not happen again as the region has been experiencing peace.

“I laud the security team for what they have done up to now by apprehending the suspects who might have been involved in the shameless act,” Tunai said.

The governor said it was sad for such a young man to lose his life and called on the security officers to ensure that “no stone is left unturned” in the investigations.

“The perpetrators must be arrested so that justice is served to his family and all the people in general because he was the breadwinner,” he said.

Narok leaders at the burial of Naroosura Group Ranch treasurer Simon Bulati at Kimelok in Narok South on Thursday
Narok leaders at the burial of Naroosura Group Ranch treasurer Simon Bulati at Kimelok in Narok South on Thursday
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The county boss called on the police to expedite investigations as it would not be acceptable for those who are known to have executed the incident to walk free while Bulati's family is in agony.

“Those involved should be pressured to surrender the gun they used in the incident as a way of making the locals have confidence with the government concerning their safety,” the governor said.

Ntutu urged the residents to be patient and maintain peace as the government carries out investigations.

“I call upon the area residents to work closely with the police by volunteering information that might help them with the ongoing investigations as a way of winning the war against these assailants,” Ntutu said.

Naroosura Group Ranch chairman Joseph Kasale at the burial of treasurer Simon Bulati at Kimelok in Narok South on Thursday.
Naroosura Group Ranch chairman Joseph Kasale at the burial of treasurer Simon Bulati at Kimelok in Narok South on Thursday.
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Kasale told the government to conduct thorough investigations and make sure those involved are prosecuted for the crime.

“The government needs to be serious on this matter and bring to book main culprits and ensure they are jailed for taking the life of our member,” Kasale, who is also UDA coordinator in Narok, said.

Edited by Henry Makori