Nandi Governor Stephen Sang had a rough time addressing residents in his county after he was heckled over alleged poor performance.
According to a video shared by a Facebook page dubbed Nandi County News on Tuesday, January 12, the first term Jubilee county boss could be seen and heard trying to negotiate with a group of irate youth who had surrounded his vehicle.
Sang’s pleas to residents to listen to him fell on deaf ears even as he tried to bribe them in a bid to silence them from questioning his administration as the 2022 General Election approaches.
The youths in the video were heard asking those who had waylaid the governor to let him proceed with his journey as they did not want to pay attention to whatever he wanted to say. ” Please leave him alone. Let his convoy proceed to wherever he is going. Tumemgoja Sana (we have waited for a long time for him to come here and address our concerns) but we no longer want him. Don’t block him, let him go for good, we won’t plead with him,” one inhabitant was heard shouting.
The residents also lamented that Sang has sacked one of their own men named only “Sweta” and if he could not reinstate him then he should forget about their votes.
After a ruckus that lasted for about 15 minutes, the former senator’s vehicle drove off the scene after the humiliation.
Sang’s administration accused of inflating tenders, in June 2020, the governor’s administration was accused of buying one 50kg cement bag at KSh 9,100, meaning the price of the commodity was inflated 10 times contrary to procurement laws. He, however, termed the claims malicious as he smelled a rat. “Even maliciousness requires creativity!,” he said.
The Governor, however, shocked Kenyans again by saying that he bought a bag of cement at Sh 910 knowing very well that a bag of cement is between Sh 500-700 in Nairobi or Eldoret.
Cases of leaders being at odds by agitated voters in their respective regions have been on the increase in the recent past. In September, angry Mbeere South residents chased away from their Member of Parliament Geoffrey King’angi over poor service delivery.
The lawmaker found himself between a rock and a hard place when his constituents forced him to flee from a public function. Photos shared by netizens showed the first term Jubilee MP who is a retired Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) colonel running for his dear life as residents pursued him.