MP Mathew Lempurkel Charged With Incitement To Violence And Violent Conduct

Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel has been charged with incitement to violence and offensive conduct at a Nanyuki court on Thursday.

MP Lempurkel allegedly committed the offense on July 31st of this year at Rumuruti police station in Laikipia West sub-county.

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The lawmaker was accused of threatening police constable Nicholus Kipruto, who was manning the report desk. The court heard that he told the officer he would set the station ablaze if a detained suspect was not released.

The prosecution said his intention was to breach the peace while destroying government property.

They demanded that the lawmaker should not be released on bail, saying his supporters had threatened police and members of the public.

MP Mathew Lempurkel denied both charges and Chief Magistrate Lucy Mutai released him on a KSh 500,000 bond or cash bail of KSh 300,000 pending the hearing of the case.

The case will be mentioned on December 8, 2016, and heard on February 9, 2017.

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This recent brush up with the law comes only a day after MP Mathew Lempurkel was released on a KSh 100,000 cash bail after he denied assaulting a female colleague.

The MP faced a single charge of assaulting Nominated MP Sarah Korere at Harambee House on Tuesday following the MP’s meeting with Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery.

He allegedly slapped Korere on her left cheek and kicked her in the lower abdomen.

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He spent that night in the police cells and after he was able to settle his cash bail, detectives pounced on him, bundling him into the waiting police vehicle for further interrogation.

The assault case is scheduled to be tried on January 18, 2017.