Paul Gicheru – a Kenyan lawyer accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague of bribing witnesses has been found dead at in his Karen home in Nairobi in a shocking development on Monday night.
Gicheru is said to have felt unwell after eating a meal at his home and went to bed to relax but never woke while his son also collapsed but was taken to Karen hospital where he is in a stable condition.
His home at Northwood Villas in Karen has been condoned off by police and detectives begin investigations that may help get leads to unravel the circumstances leading to the death.
Gicheru now joins a long list of several mysterious deaths of people linked to the ICC cases that emerged following the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Kenya where more than 1,000 Kenyans were killed and nearly a million others displaced.
At the time of his death Gicheru was facing trial at the ICC after he was accused of offences against administration of justice by corruptly influencing witnesses of the Court.
Gicheru allegedly bribed witnesses to either recant their testimonies or refuse to testify in the crimes against humanity case that faced President William Ruto and former journalist Joshua Sang.
Police say Gicheru felt unwell after a meal and went to bed to relax but did not wake up and was found unresponsive. His son too collapsed and was taken to Karen hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition