Nandi Governor Stephen Sang says that security officers attached to him have been withdrawn a few weeks after his dramatic arrest in Kapsabet over destruction of tea estates in the County.
Speaking to the press on Friday, Sang cried foul over the interior ministry’s decision but vowed he will never relent on his ‘resolve on reclaiming grabbed public utilities as well as addressing historical land injustices’.
“The Ministry of Interior has withdrawn security attached to me due to my resolve on reclaiming grabbed public utilities as well as addressing historical land injustices.
However I will continue discharging my mandate as Governor for Nandi without fear under the protection of Our Almighty God and the great people of Nandi.” Sang said
In a bid to reposes grabbed public utilities in his county, Sang, armed with a power saw led irate locals in cutting down tea bushes planted on an alleged grabbed land.
On June 10, Governor Sang was arrested in a dramatic arrest at Kapsabet shortly after he had recorded a statement at the DCI. He was bundled into a police vehicle and taken to Kisumu police station where he spent the night. During the arrest, police were forced to lob teargas at supporters who had come to offer him moral support at the DCI.
The Nandi County boss was later arraigned at a Kisumu court where he was charged with malicious destruction of property and incitement. He was however, released on a bond of Ksh. 1 million.