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Billionaire Tob Cohen’s widow resurfaces with fresh demands

A year after the mysterious disappearance and subsequent murder of her husband, Tob Cohen’s widow Sarah Wairimu has resurfaced with fresh demands.

The widow who was presented in court in relation to the murder of Cohen is now seeking to stop the deceased’s sister and other relatives from accessing his investments.

Citing blockage from accessing their co-venture with the late husband, Wairimu through her lawyer Philip Murgor sought the court’s intervention to stop the registrar of births and deaths from issuing Cohen’s death certificate to the sister Gabrielle Van Straten.

Wairimu faces abduction and murder charges of her husband, a case she refutes as allegations, and was built on hearsay, and wants the courts to declare a mistrial.

The widow also claims that the billionaire’s will was altered to deny her inheritance to the businessman’s fortune.

In her defense petition last filed, Wairimu declared that Tob was murdered by the people well known to him, and who are being protected by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

“He was murdered by people who wanted to grab our Ksh 500 million matrimonial home in Kitisuru, Nairobi. They plotted my arrest then colluded with investigators to implicate me after dumping his body in a septic tank,” Wairimu alleged. 

This comes after the billionaire left almost everything to his kin, with her sister receiving 50 percent while his nephew and niece got 25 percent each.

Wairimu also sought an order to compel the DCI and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji to release her Kitisuru home, after she had been allowed temporary access to take her belongings.

She was arrested sometime last year following the disappearance of her billionaire husband and was later charged with his murder after his body was found in a septic tank at their Kitisuru home.

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    Written by Fred Orido

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