Fresh Details Emerge Lawyer Gicheru Could Have been Poisoned

Fresh Details have now emerged on the death of Kenyan Lawyer Paul Gicheru who was found dead at his Karen home on Monday 26th September.

Fresh Details Emerge Lawyer Gicheru Could Have been Poisoned

According to his family who confirmed his death Lawyer, Paul was found unresponsive in his house after taking a meal away from his house on Monday.

According to a police report filed at Karen Police Station under OB number 54, the kenyan advocate was found foaming at the mouth in a suspected case of poisoning, with his son, Allan Njoroge also said to have been hospitalised.

Earlier on before his untimely death in the Kenyan case that stalled at the International Criminal Court {ICC} in relation to the post-election violence in 2007–2008, Gicheru was on trial at the ICC for suspected witness bribing and tampering.

Notably, on November 2, 2020, Gicheru turned himself into the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorities in the Netherlands according to an arrest order issued by Pre-Trial Chamber II of the court's Hague-based court.

However, in March 2022 a witness in the ICC case said that his life was in danger due to the testimony he gave earlier

“I want direction about my situation because it came to my knowledge as from yesterday while testifying that my security is threatened based on what I have said,” the witness said.

The witness identified {P- 0739} had testified that the advocate Gicheru paid him Sh2 million to withdraw as a witness in  President William Ruto and former Radio journalist Joshua ArapSang`s crimes against humanity case. The case was vacated.

Ex Radio Presenter Joshua ArapSang & President William Ruto During a case Trial In ICC Netherlands. PHOTO FILE

The Witness stated that a person who connected him to the lawyer kept begging for a share of the money.

“His friend had a role in the money I had been given. He would ask for the money to fuel and kept on begging from me,” the witness said.

Later on, in July 2022, his defence before Trial Chamber II Judge Maria Samba came to a close with the lawyer asserting that he was innocent of the charges preferred against him by the court.

“Trial Chamber III will deliberate on the proceedings and, within a reasonable period, pronounce its decision on conviction or acquittal, pursuant to Article 74 of the Rome Statute. The Chamber bases its decision only on the applicable law and on evidence submitted and discussed before it at the trial,” read the court statement on conclusion of the trial.

Paul Gicheru, an attorney, was accused by the International Criminal Court of eight offenses against the administration of justice, but he refuted every accusation.