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DPP withdraws murder charges against Sarah Wairimu Cohen

Director of Public Prosecutions has withdrawn the Tob Cohen murder case. The case had seen the widow of he late tycoon Sarah Wairimu charged with murder.

Prosecutor Wangui Gichuhi told the court that they have filed a Nole prosequi in court seeking not to proceed with the matter.

The prosecutor told Justice Daniel Ogembo that the matter will now be registered as an inquest.

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Cohen, a celebrated golf tournament organizer among local corporate honchos, was reported missing in July 2019, and his wife Sarah Wairimu was arrested and detained when detectives linked her to his death. She was eventually charged alongside businessman Peter Karanja.

The late Cohen was a former Chief Executive Officer of Dutch conglomerate Philips East Africa who had lived in Kenya for many years.

Detectives said the body had been blindfolded and wrapped in a blue blanket, with both hands tied, suggesting he may have been tortured to death, according to detectives handling the case.

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