Alfred Keter Biography
Alfred Keter Education Background
- Ended 2011: Graduate Student at the University of Nairobi
- Undergraduate Student at Egerton University
- Secondary School Student at Kapsabet Boys High School
Alfred Keter Political Positions
Current Political Positions
- From 10th March 2013: Member of Parliament for Nandi Hills Constituency
- From 13th February 2013: Coalition Member of Jubilee Alliance
- From 8th February 2013: Member of United Republican Party (URP)
Previous Political Positions
From 8th February 2013 – 4th March 2013: Aspirant Member of Parliament for Nandi Hills Constituency
Alfred Keter on Moi University appointment
After Ayiro was appointed as the acting vice chancellor of Moi Univesity in Eldoret. Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter said that the appointment was an alleged plot to cover up a Sh17 billion laptop tender scandal. (The consortium of Moi University and South African research and investing firm JP SA Couto won the tender to oversee the supply, installation and commissioning of the Digital Learning Solution for schools in 26 counties.)
Keter was among leaders who held protests at the institution, vowing to stop him from taking office.
Speaking to the Star on Sunday, Keter said Ayiro’s appointment is linked to corrupt cartels.
“Some cartels swindled a huge amount of money meant for a laptop tender won by Moi University and a South African research and investing firm, JP SA Couto and are now trying to conceal the scandal,” he said.
Alfred Keter said leaders from the area will not be silent and allow corrupt cartels to change the leadership of Moi University for their selfish interests.
The MP further sought President Uhuru Kenyatta’s intervention and asked him to listen to the voices of people who are calling for change in the institution’s leadership
Alfred Keter emphasised that their push for appointment of Prof Isaac Kosgei as VC is purely on merit, and further sought an audit to be conducted on the laptop tender project.
Alfred Keter has also questioned the Education ministry’s appointment of Laban on acting capacity, despite the fact that interviews were conducted for the role, and top candidates announced.
Alfred Keter calls for cabinet secretary for sports Hassan Wario resignation
Nandi Hills Member of Parliament Alfred Keter vowed to ensure Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario resigns over failure to show efficiently leadership in his ministry. He accused the sports ministry of failing to appreciate efforts and hard work of Kenyan athletes. He argued that the level of mismanagement that has surrounded the Kenya team at the Olympics is unacceptable, and the CS should be held accountable. The MP cited the scenario where javelin champion Julius Yego was delayed travelling to Rio because of confusion over which organization was responsible for making his travel arrangements.
wants Duale and Murkomen to resign for probe into Sh791 million NYS scam.
After Duale was mentioned in the affidavit by former Devolution CS Anne waiguru, as among people who tried to influence the payment of millions in fishy deals at the National Youth Service, Alfred Keter demanded that Aden Duale and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen resign over an affidavit that implicated them in the Sh791 million NYS scandal.
Alfred Keter said Duale should step aside as National Assembly Majority leader and Murkomen as deputy Majority leader to pave way for investigations.
Waiguru claimed Murkomen visited her office in the company of DP William Ruto’s brother Luke Samoei, to solicit for a contract for Samoei’s company.
Duale earlier denied involvement in the scandal, accusing Waiguru of “dragging up people’s names and introducing non-existent petty politics”.
He challenged Waiguru to instead respond to issues raised in a damning affidavit by businesswoman Josephine Kabura, a key suspect in the scandal.
Alfred Keter on National Youth Services scandal
Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter said that the EACC secretariat should be disbanded for failing to properly investigate the Sh791 million NYS scam, Keter said the secretariat is the same one that facilitated the alleged transfer of Integrity Centre, that houses the EACC’s headquarters in Nairobi, “to individuals closely associated” with members.
Alfred Keter further said former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru should face criminal action and refund public money “looted by her and under her watch”.
“It is now evident that Waiguru was the principal thief in the looting of public funds on National Youth Service projects by none other than Josephine Kabura,” he said.
“The EACC cleared this woman of corruption confirming the rot in the secretariat. We cannot take lightly the involvement of senior police officers in this cover-up.”
Alfred Keter also asked DPP Keriako Tobiko to withdraw criminal cases facing public servants taken to court “as scapegoats” and direct thorough investigations into the scandal.
Alfred Keter Committee Memberships
From 2013: Member of Departmental Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Co-operatives
Alfred Keter News
High Court quashes Alfred Keter election win in Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter has become the fifth MP to lose his seat following a successful petition by independent candidate Benard Kibor Kitur.
The High Court in Eldoret on Thursday found that the August 8 poll that he won was marred by malpractices and irregularities.
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.
The legislator also wanted affidavits filed by a new petitioner in the case to be expunged from the court records but failed.
Mr Keter joins Chris Karani of Ugenya, Markawet East MP Kangogo Bowen, Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe and Lamu West’s Stanley Muthama have been unseated.
Alfred Keter arrested over forged Treasury Bills
Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter has been arrested for allegedly trading in forged Treasury Bills. He was apprehended on Friday and was pictured surrounded by plain clothes officers.
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