High Court nullifies Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter’s Election

The High court in Eldoret has nullified the election of Alfred Keter as Nandi Hills Member of Parliament.

In his ruling Judge George Kimondo Bwonwong’a said Keter’s election was marred by irregularities indicting the IEBC for what he termed as failing to conduct the election in accordance with the law.

The elections of Gatundu North Mp Wanjiku Kibe and Ugenya MP Chris Karani have also been nullified.

In a petition filed by Benard Kibor who contested against Keter for the Nandi Hills parliamentary seat as an Independent candidate, the petitioner wanted the court to nullify Keter’s win saying it was full of illegalities and irregularities.

His prayers were granted with High Court Judge George Kimondo citing massive irregularities as the reason behind the nullification.

Kimondo said the petitioner had proved beyond reasonable doubt that there were malpractices and that Keter wasn’t validly elected.

Keter was declared the winner in the August 8th election after garnering 28,923 votes while Kibor garnered 13,872 votes.

The legislator has had several run ins with the government the latest being his arrest two weeks ago for allegedly presenting fake Treasury bills worth 600 million to the Central Bank of Kenya.

In Kiambu County, the election of Gatundu North Mp Wanjiku Kibe has been also nullified following a petition filed by former Mp Clement Waibara.

Kiambu High Court Judge Joel Ngugi ruled that the IEBC did not conform to the law in conducting the election citing the failure by the commission to enter correct results on forms 35B.

Judge Ngugi however absolved the Mp from blame ordering the IEBC to pay her 3 Million shillings as costs and pay the petitioner 1.5 Million.

The High Court in Kisumu has as well nullified the election of Ugenya Mp Chris Karani in a petition filed by his rival David Ochieng.

Justice Tripsisa Cherere ruled that the campaigns for the election were completely perverted and thus compromised the entire election.

Cherere also ordered Karani to bear the costs of the petition amounting to 7 million shillings.

 

 

 

 

  

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