MP Lempurkel Sentenced For Slapping His Counterpart
Former MP Matthew Lempurkel has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for slapping MP Sarah Korere in 2016.
Senior Principal Magistrate Hellen Onkwani found him guilty of assault and sentenced him to one year with no alternative to fine.
While delivering the ruling, Senior Principal magistrate Hellen Onkwani said the jail term will serve as an example to others.
“I have also considered the fact that the accused person is a first offender but I note that the accused is a leader who should be a good example to others. I hereby proceed to sentence the accused person to serve 1-year imprisonment,” the magistrate ruled.
In her lengthy ruling delivered at Milimani Law Courts Nairobi, the magistrate said that the prosecution team has discharged its duty of proving its case beyond reasonable doubt and found that the accused person is guilty as charged for the offence of assault and causing actual bodily harm contrary to section 251 of the penal code.