ICC Reveals How Witnesses in Paul Gicheru's Case Will be Treated as Judge Miatta Gives One Condition
The International Criminal Case involving Kenyan Lawyer Paul Gicheru is slated to take place on 24th September after it was postponed from September 17th following his appeal. Gicheru was to travel to Hague, but his request to attend the trial virtually was granted, with Trial Chamber III Judge Miatta Samba giving Gicheru a condition that he will link up with the ICC registry to make sure the session is not delayed.
Lawyer Paul Gicheru, who was one of the DP Ruto's defence team during ICC cases against the second in command, is exiled in the International Court.He handed himself to the authorities of the court in Netherlands few months ago.And now Paul Gicheru has received a lifeline after the ICC court delivered a ruling pending his hearing of cases.
A key witness who was supposed to testify against Deputy President William Ruto's alleged role in the post-election violence in Turbo in 2007/08 has gone missing. This witness was supposed to be used by the prosecution of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case against lawyer Paul Gicheru.
Last year , Lawyer Paul Gicheru,who was part of the DP Ruto's defence team in the ICC cases handed himself to the ICC authorities in Netherlands. The lawyer,before he surrendered to the ICC authorities was being sought by the court for obstruction of justice after the court claimed,he was involved in buying witnesses in cases against DP Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang.
Yesterday, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court of justice (ICC) confirmed the cases, against Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru. The Court also committed him to stand trials. Gicheru, who was one of the DP Ruto's lawyers in the ICC case, is facing a count of charges including bribing and intimidating witnesses who were testifying against DP Ruto.