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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang charged over destruction of a tea Estate

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BY  CORRESPONDENT,11TH JUNE 2019-Nandi Governor Stephen Sang, has been charged with leading members of his county to  destroy  the Tea estate.The governor  spent Monday night at the Kisumu Central Police Station.

Mr Sang was Tuesday morning presented in a Kisumu court after police said they did not receive an order to free him.

Nyanza Regional Police Boss Vincent Makokha had early Tuesday morning confirmed that they still had Governor Sang in custody following the destruction of Kibwari Tea Estate on Friday and Saturday.

On Monday, Eldoret High Court Judge Stephen Githinji issued orders against the arrest of the governor.

The orders were sought by his lawyer Tom Ojienda and were issued against the Inspector General of Police, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney-General.

But speaking on Monday evening, the Kisumu regional police commander said he had no knowledge of any court order issued against the governor’s arrest.

“We are not aware of any court injunction stopping the county boss’ arrest and we will adhere to the 24-hour rule of presenting a suspect before court,” he said.

The governor’s supporters have been thronging the station since Monday night.

 

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