Police Pursue Three Leads in Lawyer Paul Gicheru's Death

  • A file image of Lawyer Paul Gicheru speaking to the press
    A file image of Lawyer Paul Gicheru speaking to the press
  • Police are pursuing three major leads in the case regarding the demise of International Criminal Court (ICC) suspect, lawyer Paul Gicheru, who was found dead at his Karen home on Monday night, September 26. 

    Preliminary reports indicated that Gicheru was found with foam at his mouth after eating lunch.

    Detectives assigned to the case are thus conducting forensic toxicology to examine the contents of the food eaten, how it was prepared and its source. 

    The sleuths also reportedly attempted to unravel how many people were around the house by the time Gicheru ate his meal. 

    Lawyer Paul Gicheru at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands
    Lawyer Paul Gicheru at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands
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    Forensic toxicology is a field of science that deals with the investigation and identification of poisonous substances and hazardous chemicals.

    It also deals with the medical or legal investigation of drug abuse poisoning incidents to ascertain the exact toxic substances.  

    The detectives are also conducting oral toxicology to determine whether the lawyer ingested poison and the effects it had on him and his son.

    With foam seen at his mouth, as recorded in OB NO 54 at Karen Police Station, police were said to have suspected Gicheru was poisoned, although family lawyer, John Khaminwa refuted the allegations. 

    Khaminwa who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke urged the public to disregard the message doing rounds online. 

    The police are further connecting the dots between what affected Gicheru, who died from the incident, and his son who survived. The son, who had recently returned from the United Kingdom, according to reports, is battling for his life in hospital. 

    Doctors, however, assured the family that he was in a stable condition.

    His larger family which was said to reside at their Eldoret home reportedly travelled to Nairobi where the relatives are expected to issue an official statement. 

    Gicheru's home in Karen was sealed as a crime scene as investigations continued. The cause of death was yet to be ascertained. 

    Lawyer Paul Gicheru during the opening of his case on Tuesday February 15, 2022
    Lawyer Paul Gicheru during the opening of his case on Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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