Tob Cohen: The police have finally found the missing body of tycoon Tob Cohen. The billionaire’s body was found hidden in a septic tank at his home in Kitisuru Nairobi. Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti revealed that the late Cohen’s body was found this afternoon dumped in a tank in the compound.
The 71-year-old tours and travel expert was at the time of his disappearance pursuing a divorce case with his estranged wife Sarah Wairimu Kamotho. He had also filed an assault case against his wife. Ms. Wairimu is now set to face murder charges following the mysterious disappearance of her husband.
The prosecution on Thursday proffered murder charges against Wairimu, but she did not take plea as the court directed that she undergo a mental assessment before answering to the charges.
According to charge sheet, Sarah Wairimu Cohen is alleged to have killed Tob Cohen on the night of 19th and 20th, July, 2019 within Nairobi County jointly with others not before the court. Ms. Wairimu had told detectives that Cohen had left for Thailand.
“My husband has not come home ever since,” Ms Wairimu is reported saying by the Daily Nation. “Mr. Cohen’s Mercedes Benz had remained parked in the compound and he had not contacted his relatives ever since. At first, his wife – well known in Nairobi socialite circles – had told Mr Cohen’s friends that the established golf tournament organiser had left for Thailand to seek for treatment but detectives say that there is no evidence from immigration department that the missing tycoon had left the country,” says the Nation report. “Detectives in Nairobi were intrigued by the disappearance since it happened shortly after two letters, dated July 20, 2019, that purported to withdraw both the divorce and assault case were sent to Mr Cohen’s lawyers; Judy Thongori for the divorce case and Dunstan Omari in the assault case. The letter to Ms Thongori was stamped as received on July 24.”
The report further says:
“Although Ms Kamotho had said that Mr Cohen left for Thailand, she also went to Kilimani police on July 22 and reported that Mr Cohen was missing. Four days before he vanished, the Nation has established Mr Cohen had played a four-ball at the Vet-Lab Sports Club together with former Gatundu North MP Kariuki Muiruri.”