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Former Laikipia MP Lempurkel starts prison term

Former Laikipia North MP Matthew Lempurkel who was jailed last week by a Nairobi Court for slapping the current MP for Laikipia North Hon. Sarah Korere has officially started his one year imprisonment.

Lempurkel was accused of attacking Korere at Harambee House in Nairobi on November 21st, 2016. According to the charge sheet, Lempurkel willfully and unlawfully assaulted Korere by slapping her on the left cheek and kicked her on the lower abdomen, thereby occasioning her actual bodily harm.

In her ruling, Senior Principal Magistrate Hellen Onkwani of Milimani law courts sentenced the former MP to one year in jail without the option of a fine.

“I have also considered the fact that the accused person is a first offender but I note that the accused is a leader who should be a good example to others. I hereby proceed to sentence the accused person to serve one-year imprisonment,” the magistrate ruled.

Lempurkel assaulted Korere at the office of the late former Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery following a disagreement.

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