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 a fine.
“The court has considered that there are many issues of violence in the country and also fact that the accused is a first offender,” she said
“I note from the mitigation record that the accused is a leader who needs to be a good example to others so I proceed to sentence the accused person to serve one-year imprisonment.”
He has a right of appeal within 14 days