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Lawyer Paul Gicheru Pleads With ICC to Do This as Details Emerge on What Awaits Him on September 17

Kenyan Lawyer Paul Gicheru was found guilty by International Criminal Court (ICC) of bribing witnesses to drop post election violence cases against Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang.

A day after Gicheru through his lawyer called for the removal of one of the ICC lawyers, he is now urging the Hague-based court to postpone his first conference from September 17th to September 24th this year.

According to a publication by the Standard, Gicheru's lawyer Michael Karnavas alleges that the September 17th overlaps with his client's other schedule.

If this is not changed and Gicheru makes his status appearance on 17th of next month, Judge Miatta Maria Samba of the Trial Chamber III will then unveil a date for the hearing case.

Gicheru will be able to know the material evidence the prosecution side will be submitting, whether there will be any need to protect the witnesses, including any other additional information on redactions referrals of the court witnesses and also delayed disclosure.

He will also know if there are active investigations against him, and the identity of witnesses not yet disclosed to him, and if they will deliver their testimonies via video links or audio, and how many hours they will testify against him

In addition, he will be expected to state whether he will be ready to defend himself, and how long his opening statement would be.

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