What Paul Gicheru Told His Mother Two Days Before Death

  • A file image of Lawyer Paul Gicheru speaking to the press
    A file image of Lawyer Paul Gicheru speaking to the press
  • Lawyer Paul Gicheru's mother, Josephine Wambui, disclosed that she spoke to her son on Friday, September 23, two days before he passed away.

    Wambui noted that she had a lengthy conversation with Gicheru, who did not, at any point, complain of any underlying health complications.

    Instead, she narrated that her son, who was full of life, checked on the family's progress.

    However, she dragged Gicheru's wife into the mysterious death of her son, demanding to know her account of what transpired

    Josephine Wambui, the late Paul Gicheru's mother addressing the media on Tuesday September 27, 2022 in Eldoret.
    Josephine Wambui, the late Paul Gicheru's mother, addressing the media on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in Eldoret.
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    "It is not easy for someone to just collapse and die. Police must probe what happened because my son never complained. He was not sick.," she maintained.

    "I spoke to him last Friday and he told me he was doing okay. He then asked me if my other siblings and myself visit our elderly mother and I told him we do. He was very soft-spoken; he only cared about his family," Gicheru's sister, Ruth Njoroge, added.

    The aggrieved family maintained that the government must expedite the murder probe to establish what caused Gicheru's sudden death. The lawyer faced witness interference charges at the International Criminal Court at the Hague.

    According to a family friend and lawyer, John Khaminwa, Gicheru was a disturbed man in his last days. He, however, did not reveal what he was struggling with.

    He ruled out poisoning claims and also disclosed that the son who was hospitalised, collapsed after learning of his father's death. 

    "He was not himself, something bothered him and I think he must have been stressed, but I don’t like what I’m reading on social media. The son must have collapsed because of the shock of seeing his father dying," he explained.

    The detectives, on Tuesday, September 27, combed through his house, trying to gather evidence to establish what transpired. In the process, several employees were questioned and asked to record statements to assist police in unravelling the case. 

    His body was moved to Lee Funeral Home with the government waiting for the family's approval to conduct a postmortem examination.

    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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