• Kitur, an alumni of Kabarak high school and a computer engineer from University of Nairobi, was endorsed by Ruto

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Alfred Keter in a file photo
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Nandi Hills MP Àlfred Keter has lost the battle to defend his parliamentary seat on an independent ticket.

The outspoken legislator and a critic of DP William Ruto lost to UDA's Benard Kitur.

Kitur garnered 23,503 against Keter's 18,037. He chose the independent ticket after a fallout with DP William Ruto.

In the provisional results, Keter had lost in most of his strongholds to the little-known Kitur.

Kitur, an alumnus of Kabarak high school and a computer engineer from the University of Nairobi, was endorsed by Ruto after a controversial victory of Keter in the party primaries in April.

Ruto came to Nandi four times in 3 weeks to ensure none of the independent candidates was elected.

Other independent candidates in the race include; Tecla Tum- Emgwen, Vincent Tuwei- Mosop, Cornely Serem- Aldai, and Cleophas Lagat- governor. Ruto's wave became too strong as president Uhuru endorsed the independent candidates.

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