For almost one year now, lawyer Paul Gicheru who was among Dp Ruto's lawyers in the past ICC case have been fighting to get out of the ICC files. This came in after ICC summoned him over his alleged involvement in interfering with witnesses on Dp Ruto's case.
Deputy President William Ruto's name has continued to feature in the case against lawyer Paul Gicheru, who is facing charges in The Hague based International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly being involved in the bribery of witnesses to withdraw from the 2007 post-election violence. As the final court proceedings are expected to resume next week, the prosecution has insisted that Paul Gicheru was DP William Ruto's accomplice and used threats and bribes to keep witnesses from cooperating with the ICC.
The deputy prosecutor at The Hague based International Criminal Court on Monday linked DP William Ruto to a bribery plot that was allegedly schemed by lawyer Paul Gicheru and over 10 associates. However Gicheru linked the prosecution witnesses to NGOs, claiming that they were all interested in benefiting by giving false testimonies.
When Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru surrendered at The Hague on November 2, 2020 the move took many—including his lawyers— by surprise. The prosecution’s final paper says on the day he was interviewed by the Prosecutor, Mr Gicheru was “nervous, evasive, and failed to maintain eye contact.
Today,Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru and International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors will present their closing arguments in a case involving the bribery of witnesses who were to testify against Deputy President William Ruto about the post-election violence of 2007. Mr. Gicheru has denied being Dr. Ruto's being or assisting him in dismantling the April 2016 crimes against humanity case.
ICC Could Issue Arrest Warrant to DP Ruto and 2 Kenyans as These Alleged Details of ICC Cases Emerge
As ICC determines the fate of Lawyer Paul Gicheru, the prosecution has claimed that Lawyer Paul Gicheru met in person with some of the prosecution witnesses to influence them to withdraw from DP Ruto's case. It is alleged that Paul Gicheru acted as a link between those who allegedly funded the Common Plan and the beneficiaries of the scheme.
After today's closing statements before Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court, the trial in the case against Paul Gicheru will enter its last phases. The Office of the Prosecutor and the Defense for Gicheru made their last arguments to ICC Trial Chamber III Judge Miatta Maria Samba.
When Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru surrendered at The Hague on November 2, 2020, many people—including his lawyers—were taken aback. According to the prosecution's final paper, Mr Gicheru was "nervous, evasive, and failed to maintain eye contact" on the day he was interviewed by the Prosecutor.
The international Criminal Court prosecutors have claimed that the deputy president of Kenya, honorable William Ruto has been linked to witness bribery through his phone Data Links. Photo :Courtesy In the just finished case that has been going on for years, renowned Lawyer Paul Gicheru along with the deputy president of Kenya among other suspects were accused of being involved in the two zero zero seven post election violence.
Mr.Paul Gucheru's final trial at the International Criminal Court has concluded, and the judges are now reviewing the evidence and formulating a decision in the matter. The deputy president, William Samoei Ruto, was connected to witness bribery, it was disclosed during the previous sitting thanks to phone records.
The closing case in The Prosecutor versus Paul Gicheru are slated for 27 June 2022 at the International Criminal Court headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Office of the Prosecutor and Mr. Gicheru's defense will make statements before Judge Miatta Maria Samba of ICC Trial Chamber III.
During the concluding arguments of a case in which Paul Gicheru is charged with eight counts of witness influence in post-election violence cases against the DP and journalist Joshua Sang, the name of Deputy President William Ruto was brought up negatively before the International Criminal Court. The prosecution, led by Anton Steynberg, presented its closing argument before Judge Miatta Maria Samba of ICC Trial Chamber III for one hour, linking Gicheru to the eight counts with which he was indicted on February 15.
Dr. David Matsanga has said that deputy president William Ruto's man in the ICC Paul Gicheru will be convicted. And that the second in command of the republic of Kenya William Ruto will be charged with International economic offences. He further alleged that Raila Odinga will defeat the second in command of the republic of Kenya William Ruto in the August 9 presidential elections.
Today, Monday 27th June, at exactly 11pm East African Time, The ICC, Hague is expected to give a ruling on Lawyer Paul Gicheru's witness interference trial of 2007-2008 Post Election Violence in Kenya “Today at the ICC: Closing statements in the Gicheru trial, concerning charges of offences against the administration of justice in Kenya,” the ICC said on Monday.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has allowed Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru to use a piece of prosecution evidence to defend himself in a case involving the interference of witnesses. Judge Maria Samba on Friday made a ruling allowing Gicheru to use 28 copies of the evidence presented by seven prosecution witnesses during his trial for bribing witnesses in the case against Deputy President William Ruto.
Lawyer Paul Gicheru arrived at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on November 2, 2020. It turned out that the decision took many people by surprise, including his lawyers. It seems that Paul Gicheru was extremely nervous, dodging questions and failing to maintain eye contact during his final interview with the Prosecutor.
On Monday, the deputy prosecutor at The Hague-based International Criminal Court connected DP William Ruto to an alleged bribery conspiracy orchestrated by attorney Paul Gicheru and more than ten associates. Gicheru, however, claimed that all of the prosecution witnesses had ties to NGOs and were motivated by financial gain from providing false testimony.
Fresh details have confirmed that the deputy President William Ruto faces summons by the International Criminal Court Once again. Ruto's case was stopped after most of the witnesses lost their lives in a coordinated scheme that shocked not only government of Kenya but ICC as well. Here is a link: https://nation.africa/kenya/news/politics/gicheru-case-is-ruto-in-icc-danger-once-again-3860780
Deputy President William Ruto's former personal lawyer Paul Gicheru has received a major Relief after International Criminal Court(ICC) agreed to his request for a virtual hearing. Gicheru's lawyer Michael Karnavas on June 9, filed a petition requesting him not to appear physically but virtually during the final submission of the case.
ICC Prosecutor Suffers Blow in Lawyer Paul Gicheru Case after Judge reject addition of more evidence
The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors suffered a major blow on Wednesday, April 27, after trial Judge, Maria Samba, rejected an application to add more evidence against lawyer Paul Gicheru. The lawyer is accused of corruptly influencing witnesses in cases relating to the 2007-2008 Post Election Violence (PEV) - charges he initially pleaded not guilty to.