August 20, 2022
Sarah Wairimu Cohen, the prime suspect in tycoon Tob Cohen’s murder wants the Directorate of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti barred from investigating the case against her.

According to K24 Digital, Wairimu, through her lawyer, Philip Murgor, wrote a letter to the courts alleging that Kinoti had refused to investigate if her late husband’s will was authentic.

Further, the accused claimed that Kinoti liked Cohen’s siblings (sister and her husband), hence, was biased.


Sarah Wairimu’s lawyer Philip Murgor at a Milimani court in September 2019.


“We want the DCI to withdraw himself from investigating this case because together with his team, they have refused to investigate the forgery of the will,” Murgor stated.

The suspect wants the late tycoon’s house returned to her and his will declined.

“Neither the DPP nor the DCI has any legal mandate to deal with personal property rights nor succession matter involving private citizens, for this reason both offices need to seek independent guidance from AG who, so far, has remained suitably removed from the controversial actions by the DCI and his officers,” Murgor added.

Murgor stated that the accused was charged without sufficient evidence gathered against her.

He added that the defense had not yet received documents the prosecution would use to implicate the suspect.

“This is, therefore, to formally and urgently request you to let us have a list of all the tests, examinations undertaken to establish Cohen’s cause of death and copies of all reports made to enable us to consult and take instructions on the need for further independent testing or examination.

“It is now six months since my client was arrested, and I have not received enough exhibits. We are now thinking of making an application to have the case dismissed,” he added.

Wairimu is accused of murdering her husband Tob Cohen.

The body of the late billionaire Tob Cohen was found in a septic tank on Friday, September 13, 2019 in his home in Lower Kabete area.


The late businessman Tob Cohen with his wife Sarah Wairimu.

The late businessman Tob Cohen with his wife Sarah Wairimu.


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