ICC suspect Paul Gicheru’s lawyer addresses poison claims
Deceased lawyer Paul Gicheru was not poisoned, his legal team says.
Gicheru died suddenly in Nairobi this past week and was buried in Nakuru a few days ago.
His death came as he battled charges of witness tampering at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The deceased lawyer John Khaminwa, while addressing the media on Monday, said claims the fallen lawyer was poisoned are well off the mark.
“Poison has been ruled out, we now wait for the inquest to hear what will be said. There are other tests to be carried out but the poisoning has been ruled out,” said Mr Khaminwa.
The autopsy was conducted by government pathologist Dr. Dorothy Njeru
Khaminwa also confirmed the deceased was diabetic.
He further explained the deceased retired to bed moments before he was found dead.
His wife is reported to have found him unresponsive when he went to check on him moments later after which he was rushed to the hospital.
The Eldoret-based lawyer, who was charged at the ICC with compromising witnesses that were to testify against President William Ruto, died without knowing his fate after the close of the trial in late June.
After the postmortem which was said to be non-conclusive, homicide detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the medical team took some of the samples collected from the exercise for further analysis at the government chemist.