Wanted Kenya Lawyer Surrenders To ICC
Paul Gicheru has surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) five years after it issued a warrant for his arrest.
Gicheru, alongside two others were charged with obstructing the course of justice, with the ICC accusing them of interfering with the prosecutors’ witnesses in the case against alleged organisers and funders of post-election violence in 2007.
The arrest warrant against Mr Gicheru and Philip Kipkoech Bett was issued under seal on March 10, 2015, and unsealed on September 10, 2015. Philip Kipkoech Bett is not in ICC custody.
Kenyan news site The Star reports that more than 1,000 people were killed, 900 acts of rape and sexual violence were documented, and approximately 350,000 people were displaced.
The ICC accuses Gicheru and others of operating a scheme against the administration of justice to approach witnesses, corrupt them, and get them to withdraw from the cases.
Meanwhile, Gicheru has not commented.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were among six people indicted by the ICC for their role in the violence.
After years in court the ICC prosecutor dropped the cases against Mr Kenyatta in 2015, and Mr Ruto a year later, blaming witness interference.
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