Azimio leader Raila Odinga has called for the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to lead the investigation into the death of lawyer Paul Gicheru.
In a statement on Wednesday, September 28, the former Prime Minister called for a thorough and credible investigation into the death of the lawyer and the illness of his son.
Raila maintained that the death of Gicheru came in the wake of many others who have been linked with the cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
“Reports in the public domain indicate that Mr. Gicheru died in suspicious and mysterious circumstances. His son was reportedly rushed to the hospital in unclear circumstances at the time of his father’s death.
“Mr. Odinga calls for a thorough and credible investigation to uncover the circumstances of Mr. Gicheru’s death and his son’s illness. Mr. Gicheru’s death comes in the wake of others who have been associated with the ICC cases, especially high profile witnesses,” read a statement signed by Raila campaign spokesperson Prof. Makau Mutua.
Raila said that they were calling for the Interpol to lead the investigation into the death of the ICC suspect so as to avoid a cover-up in Kenya.
He said that the mysterious and unexplained deaths were extremely disturbing.
“To avoid cover up in Kenya, we call upon international investigative agencies, including, Interpol, to lead the investigation. This is particularly so because the case has international implications as Mr. Gicheru was in the custody of the ICC at the time of his death,” the statement further read.