Here are the six episodes of Alfred Keter’s action drama series
Controversy seems to stalk Nandi Hills Legislator Alfred Keter everywhere he heads to.
On Friday, was arrested by policemen in a humiliating incident at Central Bank of Kenya that was beamed live on TV.
Few will however have been surprised by the development, as this only is one of the very many times that 38-year old has sparked national interest.
Here are the others.
1. Expulsion – He was reportedly expelled from Egerton University while pursuing a degree in Agribusiness in 2002. It is widely reported the expulsion was associated to the role he played in leading a strike against the administration while serving as vice chairman of the students union at the institution.
2. SGR Tender – Soon after he started serving in his first term as a lawmaker, Keter went vocal with consistent claims the government had ‘overpaid’ for the Standard Gauge Railway project by Sh100 billion.
He would once summon the courage to confront President Uhuru Kenyatta with the claim during a rally in his constituency.
This prompted the Head of State to shoot back, claiming Keter was working for ‘brokers’ who had failed to be awarded the tender for this construction.
3. Weigh bridge saga – In 2015, Keter landed in trouble. Again. He was filmed threatening and insulting police officers and workers at the Gilgil weighbridge on the Nairobi-Nakuru road.
The rant was recorded by one of the officers using a cell phone and went viral on social media.
Keter appeared to have been angered by the officers’ refusal to release a truck and failure to answer calls supposedly made from State House’.
He was heard saying; “When the President calls, my friend, you have to respect. Whether you are a mother f****r or Whatever. State House inapiga simu na unasema huja release gari?
The Director of Public Prosecution, State House, the Transport and Infrastructure ministry and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission all condemned the incident.
4. Anne Waiguru saga – Still in 2015, Keter threatened to mobilize his colleagues in parliament to pass an impeachment motion against then Devolution CS Anne Waiguru. At the time he went public, he claimed to have the support from several MPs from Central Kenya and Upper Eastern.
“Impeachment is a process but money is being stolen everyday. Therefore is she (Waiguru) doesn’t resign by next week, I will lead thousands of Kenyan taxpayers affected by corruption to deal with her and remove her from office,” said Keter.
5. Parliamentary committees – Just recently, the vocal Keter was kicked out of the chairmanship of the Labour and Welfare Committee in the National Assembly. This is after he somehow managed to marshal his colleagues to vote him into the position without ‘blessings’ from his political party.
Keter would however shoot back, claiming the said passing of a vote of no confidence would mean legislators were working with the executive yet Parliament should be Independent.
6. ‘Fake’ Treasury bills – On Febraury 16, 2018, Keter was alongside Arthur Ingolo Sakwa and Madat Suburali Chatur arrested for allegedly forging Treasury Bills worth Sh633 million. The bills were purpodely issued by the CBK in the 1990s. “The three individuals have been arrested presenting forged Treasury Bills Purpotedly issued by the CBK in the 1990s,” said Wallace Kantai, the director of communications at the CBK.