Leaders in Nandi are irked by Governor Stephen Sang juvenile, rowdy and vigilante move on Saturday and gave called for his prosecution amidst reports that he had been arrested in Elgeyo Marakwet last evening.
Sources sa Sang, who was arrested over malicious damage of property, was transferred to Kondele police station in Kisumu where he is being detained. Detectives reportedly found Sang in the company of two MCAs at a tourist resort in the outskirts of Iten town.
Sang was arrested after he was caught on camera over the weekend, armed with a power saw, cutting down tea bushes at the Kibware Tea Plantation planted on the land said to have been grabbed by individuals.
He is also accused of leading residents in destroying more than 2,500 bushes at the tea company associated with former Cabinet minister in the Kanu regime, Henry Kosgey.
Sang had said that he was acting on complaints from members of the public who decried that the four acres of land reserved for the establishment of public utilities had been grabbed.
Seven Nandi MPs led by Vincent Tuwei (Mosop) and Senator Samson Cherargei termed the “arrest” welcome and urged police to arrest county officials involved in acts of lawlessness.
Cherargei said it was illegal for anyone to incite the community to invade private property.
“We have learned of his arrest and detention by police and justice must prevail,” Cherargei told media.
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