From Employing Slay queens to rampant corruption: how Stephen Sang is ‘eating’ Nandi County with a big spoon

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Stephen Sang is our man of the moment. The young politician invited trouble when he decided to attack Hassan Joho. Joho might be a drug dealer, a dwarf and all that. But Sang was not elected to police his counterpart.

And so we look at his own tribulations during his tenure as the CEO of Nandi County. I must admit that Sang has performed dismally. In fact before yesterday, there was nothing of note to write about the youthful governor.

Last year, Nandi Senator Kiprotich Cherargei accused Sang of rampant corruption and employing slay queens to run key county jobs. He also claimed the county boss condoned procurement malpractices.

The senator also listed flawed and unfair appointment processes, accusing Mr Sang of nepotism and favouritism in public appointments.

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“I am doing my work as a senator to safeguard the resources of this county. Sang has been condoning out-of-hand corruption within his administration which has led to losses of over Sh500 million from the county coffers through procurement malpractices,” said Cherargei during a fundraiser at Stephen Kositany Girls Secondary School.

He pointed out the purchase of 18 tipper lorries, alleging that each vehicle was bought at an inflated cost of Sh15 million. “The county lost over Sh250 million in the inflated procurement and acquisition of tipper trucks,” claimed Cherargei.

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