Lawyer Paul Gicheru, who was charged at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly sabotaging witnesses who testified against Kenyan President William Ruto, has died.
Local media reported that Mr Gicheru was found dead at his Karen home on Monday night. The cause of death has not been determined.
His family confirmed the death and said it would issue a press statement Tuesday.
The lawyer was charged with obstruction of justice by corruptly influencing the court’s witnesses.
He surrendered to the ICC on November 2, 2020, after an arrest warrant was issued on March 10, 2015 in connection with Kenya’s post-election violence.
The court accused Paul Gicheru and two others of interfering with the justice system and accused them of interfering with prosecutors’ witnesses in the case against alleged organizers and financiers of the 2007 riots.
The ICC accused Mr Gicheru and others of conspiring to communicate with witnesses, deceive them and use corrupt means that prompted them to withdraw from the case.
President William Ruto and outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta were among six people charged by the ICC for their role in post-election violence.
After years, the ICC prosecutor dismissed the case against Kenyatta in 2015. A year later, the judges also ruled that Ruto had no case to answer, noting that the case had been hampered by political interference and threats against witnesses.