Youthful Nandi Governor Stephen Sang was on Tuesday evening released by a Kisumu court on Sh500,000 cash bail with an alternative of Sh1 million bond.
Governor Sang wawas charged with malicious damage to property, incitement to violence and abuse of office by the prosecutors.
Resident Magistrate Beryl Omollo released him after considering applications made by defense counsels. The case shall be mentioned on September 19 this year.
The former senator was arrested on Monday after surrendering at Kapsabet Police Station. Police were pursuing him after he was pictured spearheading destruction of a 4-acre tea farm at Kaburet.
Before moving to the DCI headquarters in Kapsabet, Sang cautioned his supporters against causing chaos at the town, arguing that his detractors are keen to bring him down.
"I want to go to the DCI and record a statement. I know some people may use this opportunity to break the law and later have me blamed. I have asked the police to be vigilant as we move to the offices," he said.
Further, Sang had defended his actions, claiming that the county had proved that the piece of land was grabbed.
"The National Land Commission came here and even the court ruled in our favour. We started here in Kapsabet and Nandi Hills. Kaburet land belongs to people. We have documents to prove it," he said amid cheers.
The piece of land is associated with former powerful minister Henry Kosgey. One of his sons is said to be keen to dethrone Sang in 2022.