Sarah allowed to pick personal belongings from home
Sarah Cohen, the widow of the late Dutch national Tob Cohen, got a reprieve yesterday after court allowed her to collect her personal belongings from their Kitisuru home.
“That Wairimu is allowed to collect her clothes, shoes handbags and grooming tools in her bedroom from the Kitisuru home while under strict supervision of the DCI, investigating officers in the case and in the presence of the defence counsel,” ordered Lady Justice Stella Mutuku whose ruling was read by Justice Daniel Ogembo
The Judge also directed that items to be collected from the Kitisuru home to be itemised in a list signed by both Wairimu and a representative from the office of DCI and filed in court.
Mutuku also declined to have the widow of the dutch businessman collect belongings of her daughter saying she (Wairimu’s daughter) is not a party to the criminal proceeding pending in court.
The court further declined Wairimu’s request to pick all food stuffs and beverages of perishable nature, electronic equipment, her personal files and motor vehicle registration number KBW 171G from the home saying the court has no jurisdiction to allow her to collect the same.
Further the court turned down her request to have DCI officers removed from guarding her matrimonial home, which has be declared as a scene of crime.
The orders were issued after Wairimu through Philip Murgor filed application seeking to be allowed in her matrimonial home to pick her personal belongs as she had spent a lot of money on clothes and other items.
Prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki had opposed the application saying that all items in that house are exhibits in the murder case.
In the case, Wairimu has denied killing her husband and is out on a cash bail of Sh2 million on condition she should not go back to her house without the court’s