Kitur To Fly UDA Flag In Nandi Hills After Party Revoked Keter’s Nomination

April 25, 2022
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The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party has selected Bernard Kitur as its Nandi Hills MP flag-bearer in the upcoming August General Election.

This follows the nullification of the constituency’s nomination results in which Alfred Keter had been named winner, owing to complaints of irregularities in the Tuesday, April 19 exercise.

In the results, Keter had garnered 10,363 votes while Kitur got 7,468 votes.

“The nomination was marred by irregularities and illegalities which negatively impacted the outcome of the entire nomination process; that there was widespread violence during the nominations; that the entire nomination was a sham,” Kitur told the party’s elections dispute tribunal.

The Committee members Collins Kiprono, Mary Mungai and Adrian Kamotho Njenga, in their ruling, noted that Kitur’s petition had merit.

“We have considered the various submissions made by parties and the evidence before us. We are convinced beyond doubt that the allegations substantially affected the results and impeached the integrity of the outcome,” they said.

The Deputy President William Ruto-led party later handed Kitur a provisional nomination certificate on Saturday in consideration of the party timelines and the said illegalities, according to a report by The Standard.

“The tribunal nullified the nomination certificate issued to MP Keter and the board gave the way forward on the matter,” he told the publication.

At the same time, the tribunal directed the party’s elections board to take “appropriate” disciplinary action against Keter, who is now facing accusations of voter bribery, intimidation and harassment of officials who conducted the nominations.

UDA legislators have also previously accused Keter of disrespecting and attacking DP Ruto, hence their decision to back Kitur in the party primaries.

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