Kenyan woman to face trial after billionaire Dutch husband goes missing
The wife of a missing billionaire Dutch citizen, Mrs Sarah Wairimu Cohen, will be put on trial over the mysterious disappearance of her husband, Tob Chichou Cohen.
Sarah Cohen is expected to undergo mental health evaluation before her murder trial begins.
She was accused of killing her husband on the night of 19th and 20th, July, 2019 within Nairobi County jointly with some accomplices, an allegation she has denied through her lawyer Phillip Murgor who strongly opposed it by stating that there is no complete charge before the court.
“Before there’s an application for mental assessment, the documents must be complete,” said Murgor.
The counsel further stated that before his client undergoes mental evaluation, all the documents must be served on the defense as the body of the deceased is yet to be recovered.
A sister of the travel magnate who went missing on July 2019 after living in Kenya for 32 years, Gabrielle Van Straten, said they had doubts about Warimu and they want to know her role in the disappearance of their brother.
“The police have been working quite hard and taking the matter seriously. In the meantime we hope the period that we will be in the country that we will find all the answers that we need,” Gabrielle said.
“Cohen loved this country, he was fond of it, and he promoted and invested largely in the golf and Safari industry,” she added.
Commenting on the case which will be mentioned next Monday, the state prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki said there are witnesses who need to be protected.
She further revealed that the prosecution is satisfied and that is why it has preferred the murder charge.
Mwaniki also opposed Murgor’s allegation of one of the investigating officers asking for sex from his client in exchange for help on the case.
Tob reportedly, went missing a week after he filed assault charges against Warimu whom he was enmeshed in a bitter divorce battle with.
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