Laikipia MPs Exchange Blows In Harambee House

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Laikipia MPs Mathew Lempurkel and Sarah Korere were on Monday thrown out of Harambee House after they engaged in a fist fight.

The two opponents were part of a delegation waiting to see Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery for peace talks and to discuss security issues in Laikipia County when the drama ensued.

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The pair were then thrown out of the building and taken to the Parliament Police Station, where they recorded statements.

Mr Lempurkel in his statement to the police accused his rival of assaulting him. He said when he arrived the offices, the minister was in another meeting, so he was directed to wait separately for him.

When Mr Nkaissery finished the meeting, he summoned Lempurkel who met Laikipia West MP Wachira Karani on his way to see the CS.

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According to Mr Lempurkel, Karani asked him to meet some people in the boardroom, who he found out were Ms Korere and other MCAs



Mr Lemurkel said:

”Ms Korere started insulting me and rose trying to slap me, and when I tried to defend myself, everyone who was in the room turned against me and beat me up.

”I sustained injuries on my head, wrist and chest. I was taken to Parliament Police Station, where I recorded a statement before going to the Karen Hospital.”

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He added that he had fallen unconscious earlier and was admitted to the hospital so doctors cold run tests.

Ms Korere was also said to have been rushed to Nairobi Women Hospital to be examined after the confrontation. She says that Lempurkel beat her up.

Central OCPD Paul Wanjama said investigations to both Laikipia MPs claims would be done before action is taken.

The two political rivals have been at loggerheads for a while as Ms Korere seeks to unseat Mr Lempurkel.