Ritei is one of those jolly murrans that find fun in everything they do. He is a dedicated Lion Guardian and a hard worker. He was one of the original pioneering Lion Guardians. His zone borders a neighbouring group ranch and a National Park to the East. It is located right up in the Chyulu Hills. Although no lions seem to have their permanent residence there, it is a favourite stopping point for many of them.
Leopards sometimes also wreak havoc in his zone. At one time things got so bad that Ritei and two other Guardians were forced to take up sentry work, trying to keep a marauding leopard out of the bomas in his zone.
The most outstanding characteristic of Ritei is his easy going, always joyful nature. Wherever Ritei is, there will always be laughter, no matter what hardships people are facing. He has a way of melting peoplesâ?? hearts with a winning smile and humorous approach to life. Ritei was the first Guardian to get sponsorship, thanks to his charm!
Ritei was very fond of the lion Sangale, the favourite of all the Lion Guardians. Sangale was sadly killed earlier this year, on a trip away from Riteiâ??s zone, where he was often a visitor.