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Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter’s election victory upheld

Friday December 21 2018

Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter

Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter speaks outside the Supreme Court on December 21, 2018 following a ruling that upheld his election victory. He blamed his woes on his enemies whom he said are not happy with his outspokenness. PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By MAUREEN KAKAH
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The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter.

In March, the High Court in Eldoret had nullified Mr Keter’s election, saying that it marred by malpractices and irregularities.

This followed a petition by independent candidate Benard Kibor Kitur.

But on Friday, the apex court upheld Mr Keter’s election in the August 8, 2017 elections.

Other MPs whose victories have been upheld include Gideon Konchella of Kilgoris and John Oyioka of Bonchari.

KETER VALIDLY ELECTED

In the Nadni Hills case, the court found that Mr Keter was validly elected and dismissed Mr Kitur's petition who had cited violence, intimidation of voters and agents during the campaigns and on Election Day as well as voter bribery during the polls.

Speaking after the ruling, Mr Keter said he was elected in accordance with law and that the 2018 elections were free and fair.

He blamed his predicaments on his enemies whom he said are not happy with his outspokenness.

FIGHT GRAFT

“My detractors must know that I’m back in parliament in full swing. We will ensure that we have a country that is free from corruption,” said Mr Keter.

He said cartels are not happy about his oversight role in Parliament.

The outspoken MP insisted that he will not relent in the war against corruption.

He thanked his supporters for standing with him.

He at the same time thanked DCI George Kinoti and the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji for the good work they are doing to fight corruption.

Mr Keter also thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for spearheading the war against corruption.

“We will not relent in ensuring that Kenya is free from corruption,” said Mr Keter.

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