International Criminal Court issued warrant of arrest for two Kenyan lawyers who are already in police custody.
The two were arrested in Nairobi under a warrant request by the Hague based court for witness tempering.
â€œThe Pre-Trial Chamber II found that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Philip Kipkoech Bett, also known as â€œKipsengâ€™eryaâ€ hailing from and residing in Kenya, and Paul Gicheru, a lawyer based in Kenya, are criminally responsible for offences against the administration of justice consisting in corruptly influencing prosecution witnesses.â€
The judges had ordered their arrest on March 10 and the two were arrested on July 20. In revealing the arrests, the court argued it had no reason to continue upholding its confidentiality since the two were already arrested and appeared before a court in Kenya.