The ministry of Interior has withdrawn the security detail attached to Nandi Governor Stephen Sang.
This followed an incident where the governor invaded private land and destroyed tea bushes on June 8.
Sang claimed the land was grabbed by the once powerful minister and it was his responsibility to reclaim it for public utility.
Confirming the withdrawal, Nandi county boss linked the withdrawal to 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” The Ministry of Interior has withdrawn security attached to me due to my resolve on reclaiming grabbed public utilities as well as addressing historical land injustices.” said Sang
The defiant governor has sworn to continue with plans to fight for the rights of residents as well as delivering his mandate to the people of Nandi.
“However I will continue discharging my mandate as Governor for Nandi without fear under the protection of Our Almighty God as long as I am fighting for the rights of Wananchi.” added Sang
On June 10th Sang was arraigned in Kisumu Court and charged with malicious damage to property, incitement to violence and abuse of office.
Governor Sang denied all three charges and was released on Sh1 million bond or Sh500,000 cash bail.
The case will be heard on September 19.