National Super Alliance co-principal Moses Wetangula's bodyguard was on Wednesday arraigned in court to face charges of causing a disturbance outside the Supreme Court on Monday.
Simon Lonyia was charged with creating disturbance, blocking a police officer from carrying his duty and forcing his way into Supreme Court in possession of a firearm.
The bodyguard is alleged to have pushed Central Police division OCPD Robinson Thuku at the entrance of the court on August 28.
He appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi on Wednesday and was released on a personal bond of Sh20,000 after he denied the charge. Lonyia is being represented by lawyer Eunice Lumallas. His case will be heard on September 18.
Constable Simon Lonyang spent Monday night at Central Police Station before he was picked by his seniors from the General Service Unit VIP protection unit for disciplinary process known as orderly room proceedings.
Nairobi Central OCPD Harrison Thuku said the bodyguard had been suspended from the service and will be taken to court to face charges of causing disturbance.
"He was picked up by GSU personnel for the procedure of being dismissed from the service and we expect to see him in court probably on Wednesday," he said.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Joel Kitili on Tuesday evening dismissed claims that Lonyang had been sacked. He said disciplinary procedures had not been concluded.
A witness ,however, said Lonyang did not touch the officer as claimed.
"He was there to protect a VIP and all the other officers needed to tell him was how to handle himself. We had many other bodyguards, including those attached to the judges, who came in with their weapons. It is all political," an officer said.
The incident generated a bitter quarrel between police, Wetang'ula and NASA leader Raila Odinga as the politicians confronted the officers heading the team manning the gate.
Wetang'ula on Tuesday claimed that his bodyguard was unlawfully dismissed and threatened to move to the court over the matter.