Governor flees from boda boda riders

Governor Stephen Sang.

Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang fled from protesting boda boda riders who confronted him over his administration’s alleged failure to build them a bike shelter.

Mr Sang who was en route to a function in Aldai on Saturday, encountered the riders after they reportedly waved him down at the busy Chepterit market on the Eldoret-Kapsabet road.

The protesters started shouting at the governor, which prompted his driver to speed off. The riders then constructed a temporary shelter using wooden poles and grass. It was, however, set ablaze last night by unknown people.

Robert Kimurgor, one of the riders, said they had supported Sang during the 2017 campaigns with the hope that he would address their concerns once elected, but this had not happened.

Mr Kimurgor said they had reached out to their ward representative to ask about the promised shelter, but nothing had happened one year later.

Efforts to contact Sang for comment were futile, as calls to his phone went unanswered. An official in his office, however, said the construction of the shade was not in the plan this year due to “lack of a road reserve for the project”.