Unsuccessful petitioner in the Nandi Hills election petition that challenged the election of Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter is reportedly seeking financial support from members of the public to settle a hefty cost slapped on him by the court following the lose.
The unsuccessful petitioner Bernard Kitur was ordered to pay Sh 6 million by the Court of Appeal sitting in Eldoret after it dismissed his petition.
Court of Appeal Judges Erastus Githinji, Fatuma Sijale and Anna Okwengu on Wednesday last week ruled that Keter was validly elected, thereby dismissing a High Court decision that nullified his win in March.
Mr Kitur had successfully petitioned the High Court which nullified Keter’s win on March 1 citing electoral malpractices.
In the High Court verdict, Justice George Kimondo said Mr Kitur had supplied the court with enough evidence the legislator conducted illegal campaigns outside the stipulated time.
Keter was declared the winner of the Nandi Hills August poll with 28,923 votes against 13,872 garnered by Bernard Kitur.
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