Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has dismissed the charge sheet presented before a Kisumu magistrate court, arguing that he's now aware of the plot indicated on it by prosecutors.
While speaking at Mosoriot on Tuesday, the governor said the plot he allegedly invaded does not exist in Nandi.
"I am shocked that charges pressed against me are that I invaded the plot LR number 6075 of which I am not aware of its existence in Nandi and never set my foot on it.
"The land in question is plot LR number 2/ 234 which is held by the County Government of Nandi in trust of the community and it is reserved as Kaburet Cattle dip.This is a clear indication that the land belongs to the Republic of Kenya," he lamented.
Mr Sang was arrested on Monday at Kapsabet when he went to record a statement over the invasion of Kibwari Tea Estate. The Friday incident left several tea bushes destroyed.
According to him, the estate was established on a public land. He vowed to repossess all pieces of land that had allegedly been grabbed in Nandi.
During the stopovers in several market centres on Tuesday, Sang promised to undertake all government projects that have been earmarked by his administration.
"We have earmarked several development projects that will boost the town's economic status hence its growth.Addressed wananchi at Kapsabet town.#TugaTai," he said.
The magistrate court in Kisumu released him on Sh50,000 cash bail and the case will first be mentioned on September 19 this year.