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Paul Gicheru Case Takes A New Twist After Court Makes Major Announcement

The trial of Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will start on February 15, 2022 in The Hague. The court's prosecution is expected to call up to 13 witnesses.

The commencement of the trial will be two weeks earlier than what both the prosecution and the defence had requested. Both wanted it to kick off on March 1, 2022.

In front of the beginning of the preliminary, the managing Judge, Miatta Maria Samba, guided the indictment to uncover all proof and material on which the arraignment means to depend on at preliminary, just as give a rundown of witnesses. This should be finished by November 15 2021. 

The appointed authority said it was "both achievable and alluring" to start the preliminary on February 15. 

"In making this assurance, the Chamber considered its commitments as to the insurance of witnesses as per Article 68(1) of the Statute just as its obligation to guarantee that the charged has sufficient time and offices for the arrangement of his safeguard," the appointed authority said. 

Mr Gicheru is blamed for corruptly impacting observers who were to give proof against Deputy President William Ruto at the ICC 

The third class of witnesses will be an examiners while the fourth classification will be master observers assessed to be up to three. 

"As respects the complete number of hours needed for the introduction of the Prosecution proof, the Prosecution gauges that it would require an aggregate of a little more than 57 hours for the immediate assessment of the observers it expects to call," the arraignment said.

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