Eldoret-based lawyer Simon Lilan speaking to journalists on January 9, 2017. His family says he has now gone missing. PHOTO Courtesy
BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH JAN,2017-Eldoret-based lawyer Simon Lilan has gone missing, two days after attempting to stop the burial of former nominated MP Mark Too.
Mr Too was buried at his Maziwa Farm in Uasin Gishu County on Monday.
According to his family the lawyer has not been seen since Monday.
Addressing journalists in Eldoret Town, Mr Lilan’s elder brother John Talam has said that his last encounter with the lawyer was in the town on Monday morning after he left him in his car.
“I was with him on Monday near the Eldoret fire [station]. He told me that he wanted to go and look for some funds so that we [could] proceed to Ziwa for a political rally. Unfortunately I waited until 4pm but he never came back,” said Mr Talam.
Mr Lilan is seeking to contest for the Uasin Gishu County senatorial seat in the August elections.
Mr Talam said that his efforts to call Mr Lilan have borne no fruit as his phone has been switched off.
“I tried calling him severally but his phone was switched off and that is when I realised that something was amiss. I went to his home and reported the matter to his wife,” added Mr Talam.
Mr Talam, who is Mr Lilan’s driver, expressed fear on the whereabouts of his brother, indicating that the lawyer had indicated that his life was in danger.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, Mr Lilan claimed that his life was in danger, saying some powerful people wanted to eliminate him after revealing that the late Too was assassinated.
He called on the government to provide him with enough security.
Mr Lilan had claimed Mr Too was assassinated and wanted the actual cause of his death established before he could be buried.