Keter carries his own cross as allies disown him
26 January 2015, 17:36
Nairobi - Alfred Keter has been a long time critic of the Jubilee coalition and government which he supposedly belongs to and now he has found out the fruits of his criticism.
Keter is in a sticky position thanks to a video which has implicated him in corruption, after he tried to have impounded lorries released illegally at a weigh bridge in Gilgil.
His United Republican Party URP has already come out to condemn his actions, with Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen especially hard on Keter's conduct.
Aden Duale, the majority leader of the Jubilee Coalition and also a part of URP has also come out to condemn the actions of the MP.
And with State House also coming out to condemn the MP, he has been left in a isolated position.
" He is in what we call no man's land," Michael Njenga, a Nairobi based political analyst says.
" It is politics. You prepare for such incidences. He knew that his ploy to criticize the government you face the prospect of coming against them at one point and I am sure he is not surprised," he adds.
Joshua Kipng'etich, knows a thing or two about Keter's political antics and says that he will be fine after this incident.
" He is still a URP child. They will not let him out to dry," he believes.
" Look. They are the government. They will not look like they are protecting a corrupt person and they will not want to look like they are hiding corrupt officials. That is a stance they simply cannot take".
" He is young and will be back. You fight fire with fire," he added.
Speaking on Sunday of the matter at the CID headquarters after being asked to report to the police, Keter was calm, a tactic he is likely to continue with as time goes by.
" He has to be cool about it. He cannot say things that will kill him and he must also show confidence in taking care of himself. It will be interesting to see how things go, Kipng'etich feels.
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