Kenyan Lawyer Wanted by ICC Prosecutors Surrenders

11/3/2020

A Kenyan lawyer wanted by International Criminal Court prosecutors for allegedly bribing witnesses has surrendered to authorities in the Netherlands, the court announced Monday.

Prosecutors allege that Paul Gicheru and another lawyer, Philip Kipkoech Bett, corruptly influenced six witnesses in their investigations into deadly violence that erupted after Kenya’s 2007 elections. Bett is not in custody. A judge signed off on their arrest warrant in 2015 stating that there were reasonable grounds to believe that Gicheru helped to coordinate a scheme to offer bribes and other inducements to prosecution witnesses if they withdrew their statements.

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