Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto was on Monday airlifted to Nairobi after a police tear gas canister hit him in Bomet on Sunday.
The Governor landed at Wilson airport at around 8.50am where he addressed the media before being taken to Nairobi Hospital for check up.
He had a swollen face and a red eye.
Rutto said police officers threw a teargas canister at him when he asked why some youths had been arrested.
He was attending a church service at Njerian AGC, Silibwet Township ward when he received text messages of complaints from youths who were allegedly arrested