BREAKING: Alfred Keter’s election nullified

Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter. []

The High Court in Eldoret on Thursday nullified the election of Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter.

The petition had been lodged by independent candidate Bernard Kitur.

Justice George Kimondo said the evidence in the petition was “straight forward”.

He said the election was not conducted by the confines of the law by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Kitur in his argument had told the court that Keter conducted unlawful campaign on August 6 and August 8 contrary to the law.

The petitioner also allayed fears of bribery which he went on to explain to the court.

In all these, Judge Kimondo said that they gave Keter an underserved win compounding his judgment to nullify the elections.

The petition was dismissed with Sh1 million cost.

Keter was declared the winner with 28, 923 votes against his closest competitor, Kibor who garnered 13, 872 votes.

After the ruling, Keter who was accompanied by several legislators including Emurua Dikir’s Johanna Ngeno walked out.

While addressing his supporters outside the courts, he said powerful forces are fighting him with the intent to elbow him out of the political circle.

He said he will hold a meeting with his lawyers and see the way forward.

Keter is currently facing 11 counts of forgery in case where he was arrested two weeks ago allegedly trying to defraud Central Bank of Kenya with fake Treasury Bills worth Sh633 million.