Until Friday when detectives discovered the body of Dutch billionaire Tob Cohen inside a manhole in his Kitisuru home, Spring Valley Road in Nairobi, no one exactly knew what had happened to the golf events millionaire.
During the investigations to determine his whereabouts after he was reported missing, his wife, Sarah Wairimu Cohen, and workers told police that he left the compound and bordered a white car never to be seen again.
They also said that the millionaire had removed CCTV cameras at the gate and the ones present during the time of investigations were replaced two weeks after he went missing.
“Police were told that though the wiring had been done, Mr Cohen had removed the cameras at the gate,” a police source told Nation.
The police were therefore unable to get CCTV footage of his last moments at the Lower Kabete house on July 19.
What’s more? Wairimu claimed her husband was “mentally disturbed” and he had left the country for Thailand to seek treatment.
Mr Cohen’s sister, Gabriela, told Nation she had spoken to Cohen on the day he disappeared and did not indicate that he was ailing and would travel.
Furthermore, investigators established that Cohen never left the country and that his phone went off near Parklands on July 20.
Consequently, Wairimu was arrested on August 28 and interrogated at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters over the tycoon’s disappearance.
She was arraigned in court the next day and detained for 12 days. The judge ruled that she remain in police custody until September 12.
On Thursday this week, Wairimu was again arraigned in court to face murder charges but did not take plea.
The court ordered that she undergoes a mental assessment. She is the prime suspect in the murder of her husband.
Wairimu has no children from her marriage to the late Cohen. The two were reportedly embroiled in a bitter divorce case.