Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru who was charged with alleged bribery of witnesses testifying at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is dead.
Family sources as well as the police confirmed that Gicheru died on Monday night at his home in Karen, Nairobi.
The cause of his death remains unclear.
Police have since arrived at his home pending the release of an official statement on the death of the lawyer.
Lawyer Gicheru was accused of bribing and intimidating witnesses in the failed International Criminal Court (ICC) case against President William Ruto.
In June this year, both the prosecution and defense teams made their final submissions, leaving the matter in the hands of trial Chamber III of the international criminal court (ICC) which was yet to deliver a verdict on Gicheru’s fate.
In his submissions, Gicheru asked the court to dismiss the case against him, while the prosecution has called for a guilty verdict on all 8 counts that the lawyer faces.
The defence maintained that Gicheru is not guilty of the charges and that the prosecution had not reached the legal threshold to have a guilty verdict against Gicheru.
However, the prosecution argued that arguments by the defence had no merit and should not have a bearing on the outcome of the case, calling on the chamber to find Gicheru guilty.
The chamber is expected to within reasonable time, pronounce its decision on the conviction or acquittal of Gicheru.
ICC judges ruled in 2016 that Ruto had no case to answer, noting that the case had been hampered by political interference and threats against witnesses.
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