Former Laikipia North MP Lempurkel Jailed for Assault Released on Bail

Former Laikipia North MP Lempurkel Jailed for Assault Released on Bail

Former Laikipia North Member of Parliament (MP) Mathew Lempurkel jailed for assaulting a law maker was on Monday, December 20th, 2021, released on a Ksh100, 000 bail pending his appeal.

Lempurkel had been jailed for one year on November 5 after a magistrate court found him guilty of assaulting his political rival, and Laikipia North MP Sarah Korere.

Lempurkel on November 21, 2016 at Harambee House in Nairobi willfully and unlawfully assaulted Korere by slapping her on her left cheek.

He was also said to have kicked her on her lower abdomen causing her actual bodily harm.

Korere is the current MP for Laikipia North after defeating Lempurkel in the 2017 election.

On Monday, High Court judge Justice Justus Obwongonga released Lempurkel on Sh100,000 bail.

Earlier, Milimani senior principal magistrate Helen Okwany, in her ruling, held that Lempurkel assaulted Korere in 2016.

The magistrate did not give the former lawmaker an option of a fine. Consequently, Lempurkel was jailed at the Kamiti Maximum Prison.

Lempurkel appealed his jailing and sought to be released on bail pending hearing and determination of his appeal.

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