Thousands of Nandi residents lined up in several market centers to usher in Governor Stephen Sang moments after securing freedom from Kisumu Police Station on Tuesday.
Earlier, Sang had been charged at a magistrate court in Kisumu over destruction of Kibwari Tea Estate which he argues that is located in a public piece of land. He was released after paying Sh500,000 cash bail.
But from Nandi Hills, Kapkigak, Namgoi, Kapsabet and Mosoriot, Sang got a thunderous reception with thousands lining up to usher him in after a night in police cells.
In most of the stopovers, the county boss insisted that he will not stop undertaking several projects across the county which had 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.
He accused political detractors of hiding in the case to frustrate his development agenda. Further, Sang asked residents to be vigilant, adding that his administration will continue repossessing grabbed lands.
"We shall not allow people to grab public lands. As a government, we shall repossess the pieces and develop them for the sake of the public," he said.
He did not however engage in the controversial Kibwari Tea Estate farm given strict court guidelines. The case will be mentioned on September 19th this year in Kisumu.
The estate is closely associated with former powerful minister Henry Kosgey, whose son Allan, is believed to be preparing to take on Sang in 2022.