A major controversy has arisen on who really between the wife and the son to the late lawyer Paul Gicheru first retrieved the body.
An initial report by the police stated that the 20 year old son by the name Allan was the first one to find his unresponsive father sleeping on his bed. Consequently, the son informed the mother Ruth Nyambura that Gicheru had taken something and upon checking on him upstairs, he was found unconscious.
However, a press release issued yesterday morning by the National Police Service on the matter, agreed on most of the earlier explanations filed at the Lang’ata Police Station, apart from how Gicheru was discovered unconscious.
According to a press release reported by the local daily Nation, the lawyer spent the whole of Monday afternoon at his home hosting his father in law and his son, who is recuperating at the Karen hospital.
“It emerged at one point at about 3.30 pm that the father in law left the premises with the deceased’s driver towards Ngara as the deceased excused himself to go to his bedroom.” said the police.
“After some time, the wife was concerned about his absence and followed him upstairs only to find him lying on the bed conscious.’ Read the police report, throwing Kenyans into confusion with regards to who really discovered the body first.
Gicheru was facing witness interference charges and his death may as well imply that the case at the ICC is as good as dead.
On November 2, 2020, Paul Gicheru surrendered to Dutch authorities pursuant to an ICC arrest warrant sealed on March 10, 2015 and unsealed on September 10, 2015. On November 3, 2020, Paul Gicheru was handed over to the custody of the International Criminal Court after completing the prescribed national procedures.
In the meantime, the opposition leader Raila Amollo Odinga has called upon the Interpol to take over the matter and investigate who really killed lawyer Paul Gicheru.