Former minister’s son killed, tortured body dumped at the parking lot

Very tragic

In a report by the Nation, Augustine Salaton’s body was found dumped at a parking lot in Kilgoris, Narok County.

However, police officers who found the body on May 8 and took it to the mortuary stated that Salaton died in a road accident.

“There were skid marks of a lorry at the scene. This indicates that the victim may have been knocked by the vehicle," Trans Mara West police boss David Wambua was quoted by the Nation.


Sunkuli and his brother Charles Sunkuli, who is the Environment Principal secretary, want a probe launched into the matter.

They say that the body of 29-year-old was badly mutilated and they suspect he could have been murdered.

"Besides the injuries, my son’s body appeared to have been burnt with acid. He seems to have struggled a lot  in his death, which is evident in the injuries on his head and fingers," Sunkuli said.

The family disclosed that Salanton, who worked as a Chinese interpreter, left their Poroko home on May 7 for Nairobi and nobody heard from him since then.

"Every morning, he used to visit his grandmother who lives nearby. But the grandmother got concerned when he failed to show up on May 8," he siad.

After 11 days the family found their son’s body at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.


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