Kenyan detectives are reportedly astonished by investigations into the mysterious disappearance of Dutch millionaire, Tob Cohen, who was jumbled in a messy divorce and assault case with his estranged wife, Sarah Wairimu Kamotho.
Cohen was the former Chief Executive Officer of Dutch conglomerate Phillips East Africa; He went missing between July 19 and 20 this year and since then no one has ever caught a glimpse of him.
Sarah Wairimu, Cohen’s wife said, Cohen had taken a break to travel to Thailand to seek medical treatment and wanted to be away from lawyers, who were pushing him for money.
However, detectives have claimed that there was no evidence from the immigration department that the missing tycoon left the country.
Furthermore, detectives cannot comprehend how shortly before his disappearance, two letters, dated July 20, 2019, that purported to withdraw both the divorce and assault case were sent to Cohen’s lawyers, Ms. Judy Thongori for the divorce case and Dunstan Omari in the assault case.
Detectives are also scrutinizing a letter written to the Dutch Embassy, in Nairobi and dated Thursday, July 18, a day before he disappeared, and signed by the wife alleging that, “Tob has depression and mental condition he won’t address for personal reasons, and this has (been) and is causing a lot of problems.”
While police state that there is no evidence to suggest that someone killed the well-known golfer, they also claim that there is no evidence to suggest someone did not.
The matter is being handled by the homicide section of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and has drawn interest from the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi, where the disappearance was first reported by Cohen’s Amsterdam-based sister Gabrie van Straten.
Wairimu has now been summoned by the detectives to get her side of the story.
“This letter and the two letters sent to Mr. Cohen’s lawyers are important leads, ”a detective handling the case told Nation