• Gicheru, according to police, was allegedly poisoned before being discovered dead.
• Police said he was found unresponsive at about 7 pm but did not know the cause of death.
An International Criminal Court suspect, lawyer Paul Gicheru, has passed away.
On Monday evening, Gicheru's body was discovered in his Karen home.
Gicheru, according to police, was allegedly poisoned before being discovered dead.
"He had late lunch and felt unwell and went to bed but he did not wake up," police said.
Police said he was found unresponsive at about 7 pm but did not know the cause of death.
"His son too collapsed and was taken to Karen hospital in stable condition," police added.
The cause of death is still unknown.
Later, when they got on the site, the police declared that an investigation had been launched.
Even though journalists were being held up outside his gate, the family announced that they will speak to the media on Tuesday.
Gicheru turned himself in to the ICC on November 2, 2020, in accordance with an arrest warrant that was issued on March 10, 2015 by the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC.
The Kenyan lawyer was charged with crimes against the administration of justice for allegedly corruptly influencing court witnesses.
He is accused of paying witnesses in the crimes against humanity trial of President William Ruto and former journalist Joshua Sang to either retract their statements or decline to testify.
The two's cases were formally closed in April 2016 when it was determined they had nothing to answer for.
The prosecution alleges that Gicheru offered bribes and other inducements in exchange for witnesses recanting past statements they had made to the prosecution or withdrawing as witnesses.
On February 15, Gicheru's trial began; he, however, entered a not guilty plea to each accusation. The prosecution presented testimony from eight witnesses.
On March 29, the prosecutor's office concluded the presentation of the evidence. On April 25, the defense declared that no evidence will be presented.
Gicheru and another Kenyan, Philip Kipkoech Bett, were both given arrest warrants in March 2015 for allegedly influencing witnesses.
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