Sarah Cohen Makes Fresh Demands to DCI Amin, Picks Fight With In-Laws

  • Sarah Wairimu Cohen has asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Amin Mohamed to help her recover her matrimonial home after the murder charges against her were dropped.

    In a press statement dated Tuesday, December 6, her lawyer, Senior Counsel Philip Murgor, demanded that the investigative agencies return property confiscated from her during the probe.

    Murgor argued that his client was innocent, citing the decision by the High Court to grant a plea by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji to vacate the case against her.

    Prime suspect in Tob Cohen's murder Sarah Cohen and her lawyer Philip Murgor in court on October 3, 2019.

    Lawyer Philip Murgor (left) accompanies his client Sarah Cohen to court on October 3, 2019.


    “Sarah would also like to appeal to the DPP, IG and DCI to immediately release her totally destroyed co-owned marital home to her together with all contents, her passport and her pet dogs,” the statement read in part.

    Cohen stated that her house was damaged during the multiple raids by officers investigating the case and that she would move to court to seek compensation.

    She also lauded DPP Haji for standing by the truth and refusing to proceed with charges based on findings presented by former DCI boss George Kinoti.

    Moreover, the exonerated widow hit back at her in-laws for trying to pin the murder of the late tycoon on her.

    “To Gabriele and Bernard, the siblings of Tob Cohen, Sarah appeals to them to shut up and let independent investigators do their job”

    “As for their claim to her matrimonial property on the basis of the disputed will, they should await determination in the High Court,” Mugor wrote.

    On November 30, the prosecution, on Haji’s instructions, filed an application to drop the charges following the submission of an affidavit of the investigative officer John Gachomo.

    Gachomo testified in writing that officers handling the case were coerced into fabricating evidence against the ex-accused.

    Tob Cohen’s family, through lawyer Danstan Omari challenged the application arguing that his clients were not privy to the new findings of the prosecution.

    Tob Cohen's brother in-law Roy and sister Gabrielle Van Straten on September 13 when police retrieved his body in an underground tank.

    Tob Cohen’s brother in-law Roy and sister Gabrielle Van Straten on September 13 when police retrieved his body in an underground tank.


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