As pathologists and detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations comb through the mystery surrounding Dutch businessman Tob Cohen’s death, an MP earlier married to one of the alleged killers predicted her divorced husband’s fate.
Peter Karanja alias PK shot to the limelight after Saturday’s retrieval of the late Cohen’s mutilated body from an underground water tank in his posh Kitisuru home.
This was after DCI George Kinoti stated that there was another suspect already held in connection with the disappearance of the 71-year-old businessman.
In 2018, Gilgil MP Martha Wangari filed a divorce from his embattled husband Peter Karanja after submitting in court that Karanja both physically and emotionally abused her.
In the documents, Hon Wangari submitted that Karanja had become fully dependent on him in everything, and was abusively extorting money from her.
“He tracked my phone and followed me as I was meeting some other women leaders. He dragged me out of the meeting, beat me up and then tried to run over me with a Mercedes car. The irony is that the car is the one I had bought him.” stated Wangari.
In the court papers, Wangari said Karanja had become a womanizer who had resorted to threatening her to bankroll the lives of his other women.
Karanja was also said to have forcefully ejected the MP from their matrimonial home and erected pictures of his other woman. Wangari would never be given an opportunity to even pick her stuff despite having constructed the house herself.
“I loved this man, and I have given this relationship my all, but the physical violence has gotten to a point I know I will be killed. And it was better for me to walk out of the relationship than die and leave my children,” Wangari narrated.
MP Wangari would later tell the court Karanja had honed the habit of hopping from one woman to another and depending on them. She also said Karanja would soon find a woman to take care of him
“I have come to learn that he is a man who depends on women for upkeep. He did that to his former wife, he tried it with my secretary and now that I have left he will reunite with another woman,” Wangari remarked.
Karanja is believed to have been having a fling with Tob Cohen’s wife Sarah Wairimu, and sleuths are investigating suspicious transactions between Wairimu and Karanja just before Cohen’s murder.