LAIKIPIA MP LEMPURKEL ESCAPES JAIL BY A WHISKER.

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Laikipia Member of Parliament Matthew Lempurkel at Milimani law court's.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Laikipia Member of Parliament  Matthew Lempurkel has been warned not to miss court proceedings in a matter in which he is facing assault charges.
Lempurkel whose warrant of arrest was lifted after he presented himself in court was asked to appear in court in person during the mentions and hearings of the case.
The legislator asked the court to lift the warrant of arrest and reinstate his cash bail saying that he did not attend yesterday’s proceedings saying that he was unwell.
“I was not feeling well, I assure you that I will comply with court directions,” said Lempurkel.
The prosecution on its part said that the medical report presented to court by the lawmaker has to be verified.
“He can still be out on bail, we give him benefit of doubt until the verification is done,”court heard.
Magistrate Hellen Onkwani directed that the matter be mentioned on the 26th of this month.
It is alleged that on November 21, 2016 at Harambee House in Nairobi, Lempurkel slapped nominated MP Sarah Korere on the left cheek and kicked her on the lower abdomen causing her injuries.

Lempurkel denied assaulting her and was released on Sh100,000 cash bail or Sh200,000 bond.

The case will be heard on January 26.

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