Why All Eyes Turn to Sarah Wairimu After The Husband Tob Cohen Was Found Murdered

Tob Cohen
Tob Cohen and his estranged wife Sarah Wairimu Kamotho. [Photo, Courtesy]
After the missing Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen was found dead at an underground storage tank on Friday, questions linger on who murdered the billionaire.

Already his estranged wife, Sarah Wairimu, is in police custody as the prime suspect behind his disappearance and is set to be face murder charges after the court ruled that she undergoes a mental test.

A series of stories have been told by relatives and friends with most of them putting Wairimu at the centre stage of well choreographed plan that led to the execution of Cohen.

But why Wairimu?

Cohen and Wairimu were reportedly embroiled in a bitter divorce case which saw him file assault charges against her a week before he went missing.

At the time of his disappearance, Gabrielle Van Straten, sister to Cohen, said that the family still had a lot of doubts with Wairimu, judging by their previous confrontations.

Cohen had initially shared a video claiming that he was assaulted by his wife Wairimu, a case that was reported to police.

After Cohen disappearance was reported around July 19 to July 20, the billionaire’s sister, based in Netherlands, was the first to report the matter and not his wife whom they lived together for over 30 years.

The wife later reported that the Dutch billionaire might have fled out of the country. She had no worries that the husband was unsafe.

“I have no doubt my husband is somewhere safe. I know him. We have been together for almost 30 years,” she told People Daily.

Surprisingly, after he disappearance a caveat to sell their matrimonial house was removed with a letter purportedly from Cohen rising more questions than answers.

Tob Cohen. Police found his missing body inside a manhole in his compound at Kitisuru, Spring Valley Road in Nairobi [Photo, Courtesy]
According to lawyer Dunstan Omari, acting for Cohen: “The withdrawal letter was served to Judy Thongori’s law firm and they confirmed having received it.

We got it from them but suspected that the signature could have been forged. We then forwarded the letter to the DCI to investigate its authenticity.

The lawyer further added that: “Cohen is the person who can confirm if the letter is authentic. Again, that is the normal procedure of withdrawing cases at police stations.

If we cannot confirm that Cohen travelled to Thailand as stated in the letter, then we should also doubt if he indeed wrote the letter.”

A friend to Cohen, Peter Muiruri, who spoke during KTN’s live coverage  said that Cohen had serious concerns about his life and that their conversation on that fateful day had all hallmarks of what happened to him.

“He has been my friend close to 30 years, we have been very close. on the night he was murdered we talked from 9.45 p.m to after 10 p.m.

He was very very concerned abut his life… and he told me that day if anything happens to him, if was to be found dead anywhere his wife Sarah will be the one responsible.”

Further report by the DCI puts into question how security cameras were missing on that fateful day.

According to the DC boss, the house had no CCTV cameras at the time of the murder adding that the secret cameras were mounted after the incident.




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