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'Corrupt' MP Keter ordered 'arrested' after weighbridge incident

25 January 2015, 16:27 William Korir

Nairobi - Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter is in hot water after a video was released of him threatening police to release impounded trailers at a weigh bridge.

Keter was seen in a video that went viral Sunday insulting and shouting at police officers to release trailers which were impounded at a weigh bridge in Gilgil in the Rift Valley, for contravening traffic laws.

Keter who is in Deputy President William Ruto's URP party, was in the company of nominated MP Sonia Birdi also of URP in the incident.

In the video, he is heard telling the officers to release the vehicles with immediate effect or face the full force of the law as he is part of the ruling coalition.

" We are the government. The County Commissioner and the OCPD have called but you are not answering. Who the hell do you think you are," he asked police officers.

He continued, " We will reverse the law. Who is the owner of this company? He will lose his license tomorrow. Mark my words. Who are you waiting to hear from? Jesus Christ?," he posed to the officers after they explained to him that they would not release the lorries due to the fact the law curtailed such action.

Keter also said that he had a directive from State House which he would use to ensure the police officers lost their jobs.

" I have word from State House. You will all lose your jobs tomorrow. Who do you think you are stopping," he said.

Immediately after the video went viral, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions immediately said would institute a probe into the matter by Monday.

" The office of the DPP is concerned by the events and will take action as soon as it receives a file from the police within the next seven days," it said Sunday.

And later in the day, acting Inspector general of Police Samson Arachi said that Keter should avail himself before police as soon as possible.

" We ask the honourable MP to avail himself as soon as possible to a police station to explain the incident," Arachi barked Sunday after praising his officers for their valiant effort in stopping the out of line Keter.

Keter is yet to make an official statement on the matter.

Here is a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=dLAxkGsOdKQ&x-yt-cl=84503534&feature=player_embedded.

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