, NANYUKI, Kenya, Nov 24 – Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel was in court yet again Thursday, this time facing incitement to violence and offensive conduct charges, a day after appearing before a Nairobi magistrate’s court.
Lempurkel appeared before Chief Magistrate Lucy Mutai where he denied the charges and was released on a bond of Sh500,000 or a cash bail of Sh300,000.
The MP already faces charges of assaulting nominated MP Sarah Korere.
In Nanyuki, he was charged that on July 31 this year at Rumuruti Police Station in Laikipia West sub-county, he used threatening words against Police Constable Nicholas Kipruto.
He allegedly told Kipruto who was manning report office duties, that he would set ablaze the police station if a prisoner identified as Dominic Lenyamire was not released from police cells.
The second charge was that on the same day at the station, without lawful excuse and in presence of his supporters’ he demanded: “Release the prisoner or we set the police station on fire”.
The words, the court heard, indicated that the police station was in danger of being set ablaze, an act which could have led to destruction.
The case will be heard on February 9 before being mentioned on December 8.