Bomet Town came to a standstill on Wednesday morning as residents staged demonstrations calling for the resignation of Governor Hillary Barchok.
The irate residents lit bonfires along the Bomet Highway, effectively blocking the busy road that links Bomet to Kericho and Nakuru Counties.
Their protests were fueled by accusations of the governor’s mismanagement of county funds, prompting demands for his immediate removal from office.
According to the residents, the governor has misappropriated and embezzled taxpayers’ money and has not developed the county.
With tensions escalating, police officers were forced to intervene to control the unruly crowd, which threatened to storm Barchok’s office. The police resorted to lobbing teargas canisters to disperse the charged protestors.
The residents have however insisted that they would not relent until they received a transparent account of how county funds earmarked for stalled projects were utilized.