Former Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel has been charged afresh with hate speech after the remarks he made on Maa TV on the 17th of July 2021.

The fresh charge comes after the prosecution added another count on his charge sheet.

The MP allegedly made abusive and threatening remarks that translates to ethnic hatred towards the members of the Kikuyu community. As reported by the Standard said , ” Kure opa kulo tung’anak oji larei ne marginalise yiok, ilkokoyo,surely,meeta toka naishori yiok ”

The former MP is also alleged to have also uttered racial profiling and threats against members of the white community living in Laikipia.

In another account later in 2021, the former MP was also charged with hate speech for referring to one of the communities in the country as people who are infested with jiggers and added that all the conservancies and ranches in Laikipia belong to the Maa community”

The words are believed to have caused ethnic hatred in Laikipia County.

The MP was released on a cash bail of Ksh 150,000 after pleading not guilty before Magistrate Bernard Ochoi.

The case is set for mention on February 16th this year.