Renowned literature guru, Henry ole Kulet dies aged 72

Written By: Hunja Macharia/Stanley Mbugua

Renowned writer and three-time winner of the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature Henry ole Kulet has died.

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According to the family, Kulet died on Tuesday while receiving treatment at
Mediheal Hospital in Nakuru County aged 72.

In 2019, he was awarded the Elder of the Burning Spear medal by
President Uhuru Kenyatta for his contribution to literature in the

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Kulet is a household name in the literature field having authored several books among the, Blossoms of the Savannah which is currently a high school set book, Daughter of Maa, Is it possible, Moran No More, Vanishing Herds, The Hunter, How to become a Man and Bandits of Kibi.

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Masaai leaders and Friends have condoled with family with Narok Water and Sewerage Managing Director Stanley Kuyioni terming his death a big loss to the Maasai community and the country at large.

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“Kenya has lost a literary giant and many people especially those who
grew from pastoralists community were inspired by his works,” He said.

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