Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel charged with assult

 

mathew-lempurkel-487x249BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel was on Wednesday charged with assulting a fellow member of parliament Sarah Korere on November 21. Lempurkel who denied the charges was released on a Sh100,000 cash bail.

The charges read…

 “Mathew Lempurkel Lekidime on November 21, at Harambee House wilfully and unlawfully assaulted Sarah Korere by slapping her on the left cheek and kicked her in the lower abdomen thereby occasioning her actual bodily harm,”

He denied the claims and objected to taking a plea on the grounds that it was he who was the victim and argued therefore that the charge was instituted in bad faith.

Principal Magistrate Joyce Gandani however dismissed the objection and directed that he plead to the charge for the reason that he could raise his contentions in the course of trial.

Lempurkel and Korere were reported to have exchanged blows at the Ministry of Interior offices on Monday in a physical manifestation of their fight for the Laikipia North Parliamentary seat in the coming General Election.

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