BY KORIR JUMA,ELDORET,1ST MARCH 2018-Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter has been handed a major blow after high court in Eldoret quashed his election victory.
The High Court in Eldoret on Thursday found that the August 8 poll that he won was marred by malpractices and irregularities.
While issuing the ruling at packed court room ,Justice George Kimondo said the election was not held in a free and fair environment.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared Mr Keter the winner of the election with 28,923 votes against Mr Kitur’s 13,872.
Mr Keter had asked the court to strike out the petition on grounds it was defective and lacked merit.
Keter becomes the fifth MP to lose his seat following a successful petition by independent candidate Benard Kibor Kitur.