Detectives have taken in businesswoman Nancy Kigwe Wettstein for questioning, in relation to the probe on the murder of Tob Cohen.
The Daily Nation of Tuesday, October 1, 2019, reported that Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti confirmed that investigators believe Nancy could shed more light on the ongoing investigation.
“It is true we have Nancy here. We are interrogating her,” he told the local newspaper.
The 63-year-old beauty magnate is an entrepreneur in cosmetics and a close friend of the deceased’s wife Sarah Cohen.
DCI Kinoti declined to disclose whether Nancy was being treated as a witness or a suspect, due to a gag order issued by the High Court, barring him from disclosing details of the investigation to the media.
The case hit a snag last week when Sarah failed to take a plea, after details emerged that her lawyer, Philip Murgor, may still be gazetted as a public prosecutor.
State prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki asked for more time to consult DPP Noordin Haji on the status of Murgor’s government job.
The former DPP had resigned in March 2019, just months after his appointment, citing that he had not been assigned any case.
“Following the formal gazetting of my appointment on January 16, 2019, I have not been assigned any case at all,” Murgor told Nation.
Apart from Sarah, the authorities are holding Peter Njoroge Karanja, the ex-husband of Gilgil MP Martha Wangari.