Azimio la Umoja Party Leader Raila Odinga has sent a message of condolences to the family of the late lawyer Paul Gicheru who passed away in his home in Karen,Nairobi.
“Raila Odinga takes this opportunity to express his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gicheru. Odinga calls for a thorough and credible investigation to uncover the circumstances of his death and his son’s illness.”
Gicheru was awaiting judgement from the International Criminal Court for witness interference in the Kenyan cases arising out of the 2007-08 post-election violence, was found dead before the Hague-based court issued its final verdict on the case against him
“Gicheru’s death comes in the wake of others who have been associated with the ICC cases, especially high profile witnesses. This pattern of mysterious and unexplained deaths, some of them gruesome and macabre, is extremely disturbing,” he said.
Raila said it is mysterious how Gicheru died and therefore urged international securities to probe the death of Gicheru.
“To avoid a cover-up in Kenya, we call upon international investigative agencies, including Interpol, to lead the investigation. This is particularly so because the case has international implications as Gicheru was in the custody of the ICC at the time of his death,” he said.