Sarah Wairimu Cohen, the widow of slain billionaire Tob Cohen has finally been released from custody.
Wairimu is the main suspect in the murder of the Dutch tycoon.
She has been released on a Ksh2 million bail or Ksh4 million bond, in addition to two sureties of Ksh2 million each.
“It is my finding that this court has no reason to deny the accused her right to bail with the absence of proof or compelling reasons,” ruled Judge Stella Mutuku.
Wairimu has further been directed not to access her matrimonial home, as part of her release conditions.
She is also not to access any of her late husband’s businesses.
Justice Mutuku further ordered Wairimu’s travelling passport to be frozen. Her parents have also been directed to attest that they will house her after her release.
Cohen’s body was found disposed of in a septic tank within his own compound. His arms and legs were tied, indicating that he could have been tortured and killed.
Wairimu has been in custody at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison since September, when her husband’s body was found.
She was, however, allowed to attend Cohen’s burial under tight security.
She has denied all charges against her. Earlier, Wairimu’s defence has faced a major hurdle after her Lawyer, Phillip Murgor was accused of acting against public interest by representing her, while he had been appointed as a public prosecutor.
However, the court allowed him to continue representing Wairimu since he had formally resigned from the position shortly after the appointment.
It is reported that Wairimu and Cohen were in the middle of a divorce at the time of his death.
Cohen’s will, which was read in the absence of Wairimu, stated that 50 percent of his estate as well as his bank balances were to be inherited by his sister Gabrielle, and the other 50 percent was to be spilt between his niece and nephew.
Wairimu did not attend the will opening, claiming that its contents had been severely tampered with.