Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter's Election Nullified

  • The election of Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter has been nullified by the Eldoret High Court.

    The petitioner Bernard Kitur, who was the main challenger during the last election, accused the legislator of having conducted campaigns after the official period had lapsed.

    Keter had garnered 28,923 votes against Kitur's 13,872 votes.

    [caption caption="Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter"][/caption]

    Justice George Kanyi Kimondo argued that the election was not conducted in accordance with the law hence was not free and fair.

    Justice Kimondo further ordered each party in the case to pay Sh1 Million as costs.

    Speaking shortly after the nullification, a defiant Keter indicated that the ruling that saw him lose the seat did not come as a surprise.

    "Mimi sikushtuka sikushangaa ata kidogo (I am not shocked, I am not surprised at all)," Keter told his supporters who flocked the streets of Eldoret.

    He further termed the election nullification as a continuation of attempts to suppress him due to his effort in fighting corruption.

    At the same time, the election of Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe has been nullified by the High Court in Kiambu.

    Issuing the ruling, Justice Joel Ngugi cited that there were massive irregularities by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

    Earlier Thursday morning, Ugenya MP Chris Karani also lost his seat in a ruling that declared that both the election and campaigns were compromised.

    Video of the scenes in Eldoret after Keter's loss:

    Eldoret town after Nandi Mp Alfred Keter lost his seat https://t.co/0tEIzqwrrU

    — Vincent Achuka (@vincentachuka) March 1, 2018