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Lawyer Paul Gicheru to be laid to rest in Nakuru on Thursday

Paul Gicheru, the Kenyan lawyer who was facing charges of witness tampering at the International Criminal Court (ICC), will be laid to rest on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at his home in Bahati, Nakuru County.

Mr Mwangi died under unclear circumstances at his Karen home on October 26 and a postmortem conducted last week failed to establish the cause of his death.

According to a funeral announcement published on the Daily Nation on Tuesday, a requiem mass for the deceased was held today at Regina Caeli Catholic Church in Karen.

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.

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Last week, Mr Gicheru’s postmortem was conducted by government pathologist Dr Dorothy Njeru in the presence of family members, police officers and Senior Counsel John Khaminwa.

Following the inconclusive postmortem, further analysis will be conducted to establish what killed the lawyer.

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.

Dr Njeru did not give a clear indication of when the postmortem will be concluded but said that the results will take some time.

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Mr Gicheru was found dead by his wife on Monday inside his bedroom. His son was also admitted in hospital after he collapsed inside the same house in Karen, Nairobi County.

The postmortem was supposed to be conducted early last week but was postponed due to trust issues within the family. Ms Josephine Wambui, who is mother to the late lawyer, said it would be important if the postmortem is conducted in her presence.

She also wanted Mr Gicheru’s children who live in the United Kingdom to be given time to return home and witness the exercise.

“It is not easy for someone to just collapse and die. Police must probe what happened because my son never complained. He was not sick,” said Ms Wambui.

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