Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai, born 40 years ago in Narok County is the current governor for Narok County and a member of United Republican Party and a coalition member of Jubilee Alliance. He graduated with a degree in Public Administration and International Relations from the University of Nairobi in which he served the civil service before venturing into business. He has is successful in livestock farming, tourism, agriculture and real estate.
Besides being business oriented, governor Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai is a tried and tested philanthropist for having supported countless initiatives in the education sector, in environmental conservation, in youth empowerment and equipping farmers with pedigree cattle.
In the 2013 general election, Samuel Tunai vied for the gubernatorial elections, emerging at the top as the governor of Narok County.
His main goal has been to exploit the vast agricultural potential and tourism resource in the county. This has been made possible by mobilizing the community in development projects. Agricultural sector has been enhanced making it the lead source of income in the area.
He’s had the vision to develop a food secure and prosperous county with Narok being one of the largest counties and is endowed with all manner of resources ranging from people and wildlife. Narok County hosts the eighth wonder of the world, forests, rivers and land, Governor Samuel Tunai has been able to take Narok to the next level by Spearheading proper utilization of resources by creating jobs and improving livelihoods.
The county has been facing historical challenges with the Maasai not embracing the Western culture including education. Most of the leaders who have been in the county never transformed the county if not for governor Tunai who has transformed Narok county in a vast of ways through agriculture, education, tourism, health and roads this has opened the window of economy in the county.
Governor Tunai has used devolution as a tool to enhance and transform Narok County, for instance he rehabilitated 16 health cares and set up 90 dispensaries, building roads, and supplying drugs to hospitals, and creation of over 4000 jobs in the county.
Through this we can see the determination that Governor Tunai has had over the years since he was elected into the government to transform and change the county. We can all witness the change.