Drama rocks Cohen autopsy as Wairimu, sister-in-law clash

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 15:57 |
Sarah Wairimu Kamotho with her lawyer Philip Murgor at the Milimani law courts where she was arraigned over the murder of her husband Tob Cohen. Photo/PD/CHARLES MATHAI.

Drama ensued at Chiromo Mortuary after the late Tob Cohen’s sister, Gabrie Van Struaten stormed out after clashing with her brother's widow, Sarah Wairimu.

Wairimu rejected Van Struaten’s demand to have her brother’s body released for burial after the autopsy was conducted.

Struaten said she wanted to bury her slain brother this week at a Jewish cemetery, but Wairimu, through her lawyer Philip Murgor, wrote to the Chiromo Mortuary management to have the body kept there until her case is concluded.

As his wife, she argued, the Constitution grants her the right to give her husband a decent send-off.

Wairimu also refused to sign the postmortem form as an identifying witness, claiming she only saw the body.

Police on Friday, September 13, retrieved a body from a septic tank within the homestead of missing Dutch millionaire, Tob Cohen, in Spring Valley, Nairobi.

The body was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped inside the septic tank in his compound.

Cohen went missing on July 19, 2019.

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