By Samuel Ouma |@journalist_27
Widow of the slain Dutchman Tob Cohen, Sarah Wairimu on Thursday denied murder charges against her before a Nairobi High Court.
Ms. Wairimu alongside others who were not before court is accused of murdering the Dutch tycoon between July 19 and 20. The billionaire was reported missing on July 20 and his body discovered 40 days later by detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations. He was blindfolded and wrapped in a blanket with both hands tied.
The autopsy revealed that the former Chief Executive Officer of Dutch conglomerate Philips East Africa’s skull was shattered, his left leg dislocated and his hands broken before he was massacred. Postmortem was conducted in presence of the deceased family members, his widow, and defense and family lawyers. The result was reported by a leading Dutch Newspaper Algemeen Dagblad following a court order that bar the attorneys and detectives from addressing the media regarding the case and the media were instructed to only report what transpires in the court.
Before his demise, the celebrated golfer and Wairimu endured chaotic relationship. They were involved in row over multi-million shilling property and a divorce case was pending in court. The widow has been in custody since August 28 after preliminary report linked her with the murder of the tycoon.
The deceased was laid to rest at a Nairobi Jewish cemetery. His burial was presided by 10 priests and one Rabbi according to Jews culture.