Director of Criminal Investigations(DCI) George Kinoti, on Tuesday, dismissed a contempt of court application filed by the embattled wife of the murdered Kenyan-based-dutch tycoon Tob Cohen, Sarah Wairimu Cohen.
According to Sarah, the DCI chief on September 16, 2019, ignored a court order by addressing the media on matters dealing with the investigation of the murdered Kenyan-based dutch tycoon.
The court had barred both parties from discussing the issue with the fourth estate or in public.
In his response, Kinoti dismissed the application saying the late’s wife and her lawyer Philip Murgor are keen on interfering with Cohen’s murder case.
“The application is a blatant abuse of advocate/client privilege with the advocate using the application to channel his long-standing angst and malevolence against the DPP and DCI,” says Kinoti.
The DCI Boss has gone ahead to say that it was his responsibility in accordance with the law to keep the public posted on developments of a criminal case.
“It is the duty of Law Enforcers Worldwide to provide full information where crime has been committed, ”he added.
The DCI chief has instead accused Sarah and her lawyer of the offence they had filed against him.
“If anyone is in contempt of the court it is the duo,” he says.
In addition, Kinoti says that the court has no jurisdiction to hear the case since no consent of the DPP was sought during the filing of the application.
The response comes at a time when the High Court is expected to rule on whether the second accused in the same murder case, Peter Karanja, should be set free on bail or not.
On October 11, Sarah was released on Ksh2 million cash bail or Ksh4 million bond after she had spent 44 days in detention.