, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30 – A bodyguard to Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula who was interdicted from the service following fracas outside the Supreme Court was due in court Wednesday for causing a disturbance.
Police Constable Simon Lonyia was arrested after a scuffle with officers manning the gate as he insisted that he should be let in while armed to guard Wetangula.
He was dismissed after undergoing disciplinary proceedings at the General Service Unit headquarters Tuesday.
The incident prompted a bitter exchange of words between police and NASA leaders led by Raila Odinga.
The Judiciary, in an August 25 notice, directed that only police officers deployed in the court premises be armed.
It stated that apart from the said officers, no other persons shall be allowed to access our premises with firearms.
This will be the case across the country as the courts hear petitions following the recent General Election.
The Judiciary had also directed that anyone entering the courts will be frisked.