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ICC: Paul Gicheru surrenders for allegedly corruptly influencing ICC witnesses

ICC: Paul Gicheru surrenders for allegedly corruptly influencing ICC witnesses

On 2 November 2020, Mr Paul Gicheru surrendered to the authorities of The Netherlands pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court in the Kenyan situation on 10 March 2015, unsealed on 10 September 2015. 

Mr Gicheru, a lawyer formerly based in Kenya, is suspected of offences against the administration of justice consisting in corruptly influencing witnesses of the Court.

The Prosecutor alleges that there has existed, from at least April 2013, a criminal scheme designed to systematically approach and corruptly influence witnesses of the Prosecutor through bribery and other methods of inducements in exchange for their withdrawal as prosecution witnesses and/or recantation of their prior statements to the Prosecutor.

Cf. ICC press review, https://www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/item.aspx?name=pr1540

Cf. ICC arrest warrant, https://www.icc-cpi.int/CourtRecords/CR2015_16208.PDF