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ICC witness dies in Kakamega under unclear circumstances

A Key witness in the International Criminal Court (ICC) case at the Hague has been reported dead under unclear circumstances.
Christopher Koech, a teacher at Kakhunga Primary School in Mumias in Kakamega county is said to have drove to the school on Sunday July 16, but disappeared to an undisclosed destination for about an hour.

He was later found lying on the side of a road next to his motorbike near Shibuli market, a few kilometres from Kakamega town.

According to eyewitness account, the man was sweating profusely with foam dripping from his mouth.

Kakamega County Police Commander Joseph Kigen however noted that the matter had not been reported to the police.

“We will investigate the incident and take appropriate action,” remarked Kigen.

According to Human Rights Activist who spoke to the media, Koech sought witness protection at some point over fear for his life.

Koech was to travel to The Hague to testify in lawyer Paul Gicheru’s ICC case.

The charges against Gicheru relate to witness tampering in connection with the collapsed ICC case against Deputy President William Ruto and broadcaster Joseph Sang.

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