Lorot was one of two winners of the Vignette Writing contest announced on November 15, 2010. You can read his piece Lorot and the K.C.S.E Nightmares.
He says about himself. “I am Salem Lorot, a man aged 26. That said, I am passionate about writing, I come from Kacheliba, Pokot North( ‘behind the hills’) but I am currently in Nairobi. I did my High School at Kacheliba Secondary School in 2002 and recently graduated in Law at Catholic University of Eastern Africa. I plan to join Kenya School of Law next year. I love reading novels, playing badminton and skating.
That is the serious mask I wear.
But there is another mask, a different mask I wear. It is not a serious mask. It is the creative mask. I write articles, stories, poems, anything that my creative mind directs me to. In the university, I was the secretary for Icon Magazine, the campus expression tool. I have come up with my own blogs http://www.lorotsonofthehills.blogspot.com, http://lorotpoetry.blogspot.com and http://www.lorotmwanawamilima.blogspot.com .
In my own small little way I have tried to explore my writing abilities. I have preferred the codename Lorot Son of the Hills in my writings which is the running thread in my blog. In that blog I have tried to bring together all my written pieces but with no clear format or direction, just ramblings of the echo of Lorot Son of the Hills’ mind. I have been keen in poetry too, evidenced in my other blog http://lorotpoetry.blogspot.com.
I have love for Kiswahili too. That is why I have created the blog specifically for that. However, the blog needs more than I have anticipated. However, when I was coming up with all these it never occurred to me that they will be public. In actual fact, I just wanted them ( and might still want them) to be the outlet, a cubbyhole I retreat to to listen to the echoes in my mind.”