Assault case against Laikipia North MP fails to kick off for the fourth time

Laikipia North Parliamentary aspirant Sarah Korere with some of her supporters outside Milimani law courts after her assault case against the current Laikipia MP was adjourned.

Assault case against Laikipia North Member of Parliament, Mathew Lempurkel has failed to kick off for the fourth time.

The matter which was supposed to be heard today before Magistrate Hellen Onkwani was postponed to September 18th this year as the court was not sitting due to the absence of the magistrate.

The complainant Sarah Korere who is contesting for Lempurkel seat protested against further adjournment saying that justice delayed is justice denied.

While addressing journalists outside Milimani Law Courts, Korere said that she was disappointed that the matter did not kick off again.

Female aspirants protection

The aspirant requested the government to protect women vying for different positions in the country especially those who are contesting against male politicians.

“I want to request the government to protect us because some of us are even being sent goons to intimidate us in order to back down,” said Korere

She also expresses her disappointment to the alleged hate speech remarks made by the opposition leader Raila Odinga in Kajiado County.

charges against Lempurkel

Lempurkel is alleged to have assaulted Korere who is currently a nominated MP by slapping her on the left cheek and kicked her on the lower abdomen causing her injuries.

file photo: Laikipia North Mp Mathew Lempurkel in court

The accused is alleged to have committed the offence willfully and unlawfully on 21 of November 2016 at Harambee house in Nairobi.

The MP denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of 100,000 or a bond of the same amount.

Lempurkel was arrested on November 23rd and taken to the Kileleshwa Police Station a day after Korere accused him of assault.