Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula’s bodyguard has been charged with creating disturbance, preventing a police officer from executing his duty and forcing his way into Supreme Court with a firearm on Monday.
Mr Simon Lonyia allegedly pushed Central Police division OCPD Robinson Thuku at the entrance of the court and was arrested the following day and put in police custody before being arraigned in court today.
He appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi today who released him on a personal bond of Sh20,000 after he denied the charge.He was represented by lawyer Eunice Lumallas. The case is set to be heard on September 18.
Mr Lonyia was sacked because of his behaviour by the police force yesterday.Mr Wetang’ula vowed to to challenge Mr Lonyia’s dismissal in court.The senator had asked the police to reinstate the bodyguard.
On Monday afternoon, Mr Lonyia was in trouble for refusing to surrender his pistol like all other armed people entering the court and appeared to disregard the orders of his seniors after he forced his way in with the support of Raila Odinga and Mr Wetang’ula by his side.