In Summary
  • Ms Omollo threw out an application that sought to stop the governor from taking a plea and facing charges, saying it lacked merit.
  • Mr Sang has been in police custody since Monday after he was arrested in Kapsabet over destruction of Kibwari tea estate on Friday and Saturday.

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang on Tuesday vowed to proceed with his quest to reclaim Kibwari tea estate land moments after a court set him free.

Mr Sang was presented before Senior Resident Magistrate Beryl Omollo at Kisumu Law Courts where he was charged with malicious damage to property, incitement to violence and abuse of office.

Ms Omollo threw out an application that sought to stop the governor from taking a plea and facing charges, saying it lacked merit.

He was released on a Sh1 million bond and a surety of the same amount or an alternative of Sh500,000 cash bail. The case will be heard on September.

Mr Sang has been in police custody since Monday after he was arrested in Kapsabet over destruction of Kibwari tea estate on Friday and Saturday.

COURT ORDER

Mr Sang said he had been arrested for protecting public property from land grabbers.

“From tomorrow I will continue constructing a cattle dip on that parcel of land so that it can be completed in the next one month,” he said.

Together with Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, he condemned Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai for defying court orders that had granted his release unconditionally.

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