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Underfire Keter might 'escape' corruption charges

27 January 2015, 13:36 William Korir

Nairobi - Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter has told the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission that he is not corrupt and should not be referred to as such.

Keter told the EACC Tuesday at their Integrity House headquarters that he was innocent of corruption and that the perceived incident where he was caught on camera trying to corrupt police at a Gilgil weighbridge was not as it seemed.

Keter told EACC investigators that he was on a mission to expose the officers at the weigh bridge and that he was not in any way trying to use his position to earn favour.

" I have insisted that what I was doing there was trying to expose corruption at the weigh bridges and not what people are trying to put it as," he said.

Keter also insisted that the EACC should instead look at the conduct of police officers who manned the weigh bridge during the incident, saying that they are the ones who need to be probed.

" They asked me for KES 20,000. Who is corrupt? Me or them?," he claimed.

The EACC is set to state what it will do with the matter, with sources stating that they will seek advice from relevant authorities before deciding on whether to prosecute Keter or not.

" He might escape without a charge if he apologizes. If he does so, they mighty let him walk, the source that was privy to the meeting told News24.

" It depends on the level of evidence that exists. If it is alot, then he might not escape. That said, at the moment, it is not conclusive whether he was the offender or the offended. Investigations will determine that," he added.

Keter was caught on camera threatening police officers to release impounded trucks at the weigh bridge. He was in the company of nominated MP Sonia Birdi.

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