Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen alleges the arrest of Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and his detention in Kisumu on Monday was politically instigated. He says the government singled out the Nandi boss because of his strong support of William Ruto, something he says amounts to state intimidation and dictatorship by the regime.He says the directive to demolish structures on public land was a directive by the president and wondered why Sang was arrested.
”How then can you allege that Governor Sang demolished public property when he was working under the directive of President Uhuru Kenyatta?This amounts to misuse of police and state intimidation.We know this was a politically motivated persecution by people who are known,” he said.
The Nandi governor who is out on bond was arrested on Monday in Nandi as police investigate him over the destruction of Kibwari tea estate, which is said to be on a grabbed piece of land.Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) roughed up and bundled the county boss into their car Kapsabet Police Station on Monday afternoon as his supporters watched.
After leaving a Kisumu court following his successful bond hearing, Sang Launched a scathing attack at the Inspector General of police (IG) and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).The governor said officers at Kisumu Central Station deliberately abandoned the station in order to have him spend the night behind bars, even after the High Court in Eldoret directed that he be released.
“I am happy today because the court has given me justice. I will ensure that a cattle dip is constructed on that parcel of land in the next one month,” said the defiant Sang.