How Keter’s latest tribulation was received on Twitter
The nullification of Alfred Keter’s election victory as Nandi Hills MP has attracted varied reactions from Kenyans on social media.
In what amounts to a challenging period in the vocal lawmaker’s controversial political career, Keter suddenly lost his seat on Thursday after Justice George Kimondo sitting at the High Court in Eldoret ruled that the August 8, 2017 elections in his constituency were not conducted in a free and fair environment.
Keter’s main political rival Bernard Kitur was the successful petitioner.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Keter the winner of the August elections with 28,923 votes against Kitur’s 13,872.
This ruling comes barely a fortnight after the Keter pleaded not guilty to forgery charges preferred against him by the Central Bank of Kenya, leading to speculation that he would be a marked man.
This might be the beginning of the RISE of Alfred Keter POLITICALLY. Key word is MIGHT.
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) March 1, 2018
Alfred Keter. What a sacricial lamb! Election nullified. Jubilee eating its own children.
— Norman Magaya (@amugira) March 1, 2018
A sea of humanity welcoming Alfred Keter in ELDORET. This man is not a joke. pic.twitter.com/Fa0LpUQGkq
— Ike Kenneth (@IkeOjuok) March 1, 2018
And today, a son has been born in Nandi. Alfred Keter will come back with a force that shall shake Sugoi to its core. And just like that, the 2022 Kalenjin politics kicks off with a storm.
— Lord Mutai (@ItsMutai) March 1, 2018
I feel sorry for my friend Alfred Keter, immediate former MP Nandi Hills. The sages of Guinea say “A child can play with its mother’s breasts, but not its father’s testicles” You once told me, “the same mouth you use to get fame & praise, is the same one you use to cry/curse!” pic.twitter.com/CIf42ysmt2
— Capt Collins Wanderi (@CaptWanderiCFE) March 1, 2018
Things happen so fast in this country but one thing is, Alfred Keter will be back whether they like it or not
— Lawrence Byegon (@Lawrencebyegon) March 1, 2018