Drama erupted at Milimani Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 15 October, interrupting Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and Marianne Kitany’s divorce case proceedings.
According to K24 Reports, Kitany’s bodyguard displayed his firearm in court causing panic and drama that lasted for ten minutes.
Lawyer Danstan Omari representing Kitany in the divorce case, however, defended Kitany’s bodyguard arguing that he had a gun in court to protect his client who had earlier been threatened by Linturi.
In defense of Kitany’s bodyguard, lawyer Omari stated, Marianne’s life is in danger, and, as a result, she decided to device certain ways of keeping herself safe, including hiring armed bodyguards to protect her.”
The Chief Magistrate Peter Gesora ignored Omari’s plea and ordered the Milimani Law Courts OCS to conduct a body-search on Kitany’s bodyguard and he was found possessing a firearm.
Following court regulations that demand all armed attendees to surrender their weapons at the security check before accessing the courtroom, Magistrate Gesora ordered the bodyguard to leave the courtroom.
The drama interrupted a Catholic priest Father Jackson Micheni of Tigania Parish church who claimed to have solemnized Linturi and Mercy Kaimenyi marriage on18 April 2000.