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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang Fails to Appear in Court in Sh 2 Million Case –

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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has failed to appear in the Kisumu court in the Sh2 million case against him.

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Through his lawyer Jana Masai, the court heard that the Governor was ill and was advised to stay alone.

Apparently, the Governor rated positive for Covid-19 and is therefore alone for 7 days.

Resident Magistrate Beryl Omolo therefore adjourned and ordered a re-hearing for two weeks to confirm the governor’s state of health.

Read: Governor Sang was charged with aggravated assault of property

In early January, Governor Sang was indicted on additional charges of assault in a case in which he had property damage by uprooting tea plantations at Kibwari property in 2019.

He was therefore re-charged in January and did not deny the allegations.

In a video that was broadcast online, Sang, armed with a saw, was caught on camera cutting tea bushes planted on land allegedly seized.

The governor was accompanied by locals who raided the farm, attacking Yona Kemboi, the farm manager, and injuring him.

Read Also: Nandi Governor was charged, released on Sh1 Million bail

While cutting down the tea bushes in June 2019, the governor said he was dealing with complaints from members of the public who complained that four acres of land set aside for the establishment of public services were confiscated.

“Implementing complaints from the public and owning the land held by the county in good faith with the public, today I have led the community in acquiring four acres of land, set aside for the establishment of public services,” he noted. .

The damaged tea bushes were worth Sh2 million.

Governor Sang was released on Sh500,000 cash bail and a later date for a hearing.

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