Lawyer Paul Gicheru: CCTV Footage & Other Evidence Police Gathered at Karen Home

  • An image of ICC suspect Paul Gicheru who died on September 27, 2022.
    An image of ICC suspect Lawyer Paul Gicheru who died on September 26, 2022.
  • Police investigating the death of ICC suspect, lawyer Paul Gicheru, recovered CCTV footage and bedsheets among other personal items from the lawyer's gated home in Karen.

    An officer privy to the investigations divulged that the CCTV footage was going to be used to retrace the steps of the deceased, employees and family members who were in the house on the fateful day.

    At the time of the lawyer's death on Monday, September 26, his wife, son visiting from the UK, his father-in-law and staff were reportedly present in the house. 

    Also recovered from the Karen home were his office keys and two phones that were taken for forensic analysis to ascertain his cell phone communication pattern. 

    Police officers at a kidnapping scene
    DCI officers combing through a crime scene

    The sleuths also took some of the utensils that the lawyer used on the said day. Gicheru was reported to have passed away hours after eating lunch. His family found him with foam forming in his mouth inside his bedroom. 

    Reports alleged that the son discovered his father unconscious on his bed, hours after complaining that he was feeling unwell. 

    The son is later said to have called the mother to check on the father. It was at this point that medics from a nearby health facility were called in.

    Gicheru's son collapsed after learning that his father had died, and was rushed to hospital where he is recuperating.

    Speaking to the media on September 26, Senior Counsel John Khaminwa revealed that the family was yet to decide on the postmortem date.

    He urged the nation to avoid speculations noting that the postmortem would unravel the cause of death.

    "It appears as if Paul Gicheru was not himself, he was in a stressful condition. That's what I'm able to gather. What I'm reading on social media is that he probably ate some food and so on it doesn't appear to be so.

    "The best we can do is not to make reckless allegations. Let us find out what the investigators will come up with. We may decide to have a postmortem to look at the internal organs of his body," the lawyer expressed.

    Veteran Senior Counsel John Khaminwa in court
    died death probe suspect