Mr. Lempurkel was arrested at his home in Ongata Rongai, Rift Valley Regional Coordinator George Natembeya confirmed.
Mr. Lempurkel’s arrest came as tensions continued to build in the insecurity ravaged area.
On Tuesday afternoon, heavily armed bandits stormed a school in Laikipia West.
In a brazen attack, the bandits set the Mirigwiti Primary School on fire before engaging security officers in a brief shootout before escaping .
The attack came when Mr Natembeya was launching a security operation about four kilometers away in the town of Ol Moran.
On Monday, Home Office Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced one Launched a security operation to evict illegal inmates from bandits. Vulnerable areas in Laikipia County.
He also imposed a curfew from dusk to dawn and declared the Laikipia NatureConservancy and adjacent parts a disturbed area.