- Alfred Keter was captured on a secret video wishing he could have avoided the event that was attended by Deputy President Ruto
- Keter is heard saying that he would have avoided the event had he known that it would be used to humiliate him
- Earlier, the MP had a rough time as he rose to speak to a charged group that had pitched camp at Kapsabet Town
Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter has regretted having attended the rally held in Kapsabet on Wednesday, November 24, where he was booed by the locals.
The vocal legislator serving his second term was captured on a secret video wishing he could have avoided the event that was attended by Deputy President William Ruto among a host of other leaders.
In the leaked video by presumable one of the passengers he was carrying in his vehicle, Keter is heard saying that he would have avoided the event had he known that it would be used to humiliate him.
“I saw the mood and realised that those people (leaders) had already set the motion for my humiliation early enough,” he said.
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UDA supporters heckle Keter
Earlier, the MP had a rough time as he rose to speak to a charged group that had pitched camp at Kapsabet town.
Attempts to woo them so that they could listen to his message fell on deaf ears forcing him to cut his speech.
“I had refused to attend the function but these people convinced me. The citizens had been charged towards me. If you listened keenly to the leaders, it was their plan. Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa started and was followed by Kimilili counterpart Didmus Barasa, if I knew, I would have avoided it,” Keter was heard speaking in the leaked video.
Also in the video, an unidentified woman is heard heaping praises on the legislator while the voice of a young man is heard asking him for money meant for their lunch before the driver starts the vehicle.
“I do not have money right now, we shall talk later one,” answered Keter as the vehicle sped off.
The leaders led by Barasa had initially used the platform to call on Keter to make a stand and pave way for the DP to seek the presidential seat without any political interference.
“We are all working towards ensuring the DP becomes the fifth president and there are those people including Keter who are stumbling blocks, people of such nature should not be given positions in society even that position of becoming a chairperson of the firewood splitters association,” Barasa said.
Soy MP Caleb Kositany on his part noted that the region has constantly faced public ridicule due to the direction taken by leaders who are against the DPs ascension to power.
“They have always laughed at us because of not being united. It is not ideal for a leader to be elected four years and all they can do is to disrespect our leader. In 2022, we want leaders who are straightforward, always loyal day and night,” he explained.
Elsewhere, Kesses MP Swarup Mishra had a rough time while addressing a gathering at Chebolol area in his constituency.
Soon after Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi called on the embattled MP to speak, the mammoth crowd began to jeer while motioning him to seat down.
But unmoved by their actions, the MP went on and made a short address to the already charged crowd even as the DP watched in silence.
“Today I am finished, don’t worry I do not want votes, I want Kalenjin,” said Mishra before going back to his seat.
Mishra is currently facing youthful competitors even as he seeks to retain his seat.
Uasin Gishu county executive committee member in charge of finance Julius Ruto, businessman Joseph Kiprotich Kemboi and lawyer Isaac Terer are among those who have expressed interest in the seat.
Story by Mercy Chebet, TUKO.co.ke correspondent.
Source: Tuko Newspaper
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