Suspect in Cohen Murder Case Re-Arrested Minutes After Leaving Court

A twist of events took place on Tuesday after a suspect in the murder case of Dutch billionaire Tob Cohen was re-arrested.

Peter Karanja, the ex-husband of Gilgil MP Martha Wangari, was arrested for a second time minutes after leaving Milimani Law Courts.

The late Tob Cohen

It was reported that the suspect was apprehended for a robbery with violence case after an arrest warrant was issued by a Naivasha Court.

Karanja was nabbed minutes after he successfully managed to get the court to merge his case with that of Cohen’s widow, Sarah Wairimu.

The two, during their individual hearings, pleaded not guilty and were released on cash bails.

Peter Karanja, ex-husband to Martha Wangari MP Gilgil
Peter Karanja at the Milimani Law Courts

Trouble seems to be knocking harder on Karanja’s door after he was taken to court for a second time on October 11 by his ex-wife.

Wangari filed a petition to have the court bar him from seeing his children due to the involvement in the murder case.

The lawmaker further requested the court to compel the embattled Karanja to pay a monthly upkeep fee of approximately Ksh 270,000.

The legislator who divorced with Karanja in September, noted that evidence provided by the media and court linking him to the crime, would adversely affect the future of the children.

“This is meant to avoid prejudice, mental anguish, ridicule and accompanying dangers and stigma on the part of the minors arising from the criminal allegations facing Karanja​,” read a part of the petition filed by the MP.

Gilgil MP Martha Wangari during a past preview

Karanja Mburu​ who is the criminal’s lawyer, disregarded the claims and remarked that his client should not be subjected to such treatment as he is innocent until proven guilty.

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