Mathew Lempurkel to face Tristan Voorspuy murder charge
Police plan to charge Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel to with the murder of Briton Tristan Voorspuy.
Mathew Lempurkel was eventually presented before a Nanyuki law court on Wednesday afternoon after delays in the morning.
He briefly appeared in court in the morning only to be returned to the cells after it emerged that the magistrate was not available.
His lawyer, James Orengo, protested the introduction of the murder charge, accusing police of lying to them that he would face incitement charges.
Nanyuki Principal Magistrate Waititu Gichimu released Mr Lempurkel on Sh200,000 cash bail to give police time to investigate the murder case.
Mathew Lempurkel is required to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations three times a week.
He will be charged in two weeks
Mr Tristan Voorspuy, a dual Kenyan/British national, was found dead at the Sosian ranch which he co-owns, after he reportedly ventured out on a horseback to visit a site on the ranch where two cottages had been set ablaze.
Mr Lempurkel was arrested on Tuesday in Nairobi, barely a day after the British called on the Kenyan government to beef up security in Laikipia County where its citizen was killed by herders on Saturday night.
He was apprehended as he prepared to address the media over the insecurity in Laikipia where some leaders have been blamed for inciting locals to invade farms, ranches and wildlife conservancies, to graze their livestock.
Mathew Lempurkel protested his arrest, saying politicians have taken advantage of the lawlessness in Laikipia to target their opponents ahead of the August General Election.
“Political rivals are using the situation for political gain. The fact is that the herders are being driven by drought,” the MP said.
Mathew Lempurkel Biography
Mathew Lempurkel is a Kenyan member of Paliament (MP) representing Laikipia North constituency in Laikipia county. He is a member of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and a coalition member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy.
Mathew Lempurkel Political Positions
Current Political Positions
From 10th March 2013: Member of Parliament for Laikipia North Constituency
From 13th February 2013: Coalition Member of Coalition for Reforms & Democracy
From 8th February 2013: Member of Orange Democratic Movement
Previous Political Positions
From 8th February 2013 – 4th March 2013: Aspirant Member of Parliament for Laikipia North Constituency
Mathew Lempurkel Job History
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ndugu Zanguni Christian Foundation
Mathew Lempurkel Committee Membership
From 2013: Member of Departmental Committee on Lands and Natural Resources
Mathew Lempurkel European – bound Plane scandal
Mathew Lempurkel was forced to abadon his trip to Europe following a confrotation with a cabin crew. He was accused of causing chaos, breaking glasses and insulting cabin crew that led to his ejection from the plane.He defended himself by saying that he was discriminated against since he wanted the cabin crew to serve him with beer (tusker) but they said they didnt have it yet other passengers were enjoying wine.
He denied being removed from the aircraft after the pilot said he would not fly a rogue passanger but claims he left the plane voluntarily.
Mathew Lempurkel Contacts
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