Governor Sang denies charges of malicious damage to property, incitement, assault


Governor Sang denies charges of malicious damage to property, incitement, assault
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang appears at a Kisumu court on January 25, 2021. PHOTO / ALLAN OBIERO / CITIZEN DIGITAL

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang on Monday morning denied three counts of malicious damage to property, incitement to violence and a fresh charge of assault.

This follows an incident where he is alleged to have led a group of youth to destroy Ksh.2 million worth of tea bushes in Kibware estate in 2019 belonging to ex-Tinderet Member of Parliament Henry Kosgey.

Governor Sang denied the charges before Kisumu Resident Magistrate Beryl Omollo who directed that he be released on a Ksh.1 million bond and an alternative bail of Ksh.500,000.

The Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) had amended the charge sheet to include assault prompting Monday’s fresh plea.

A pre-trial mention is scheduled for March 11, 2021

Governor Sang was in June last year arrested for leading the destruction of a private tea plantation which he claimed was on grabbed public land.

Sang was apprehended after presenting himself to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) offices in Nandi County for destroying at least 2,500 mature tea bushes at the Kibwari tea estate in Nandi hills

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