The ongoing murder case of slain Dutch businessman Tob Cohen took a new twist on Wednesday following the latest decision made by his estranged widow Sarah Wairimu.
According to sources, Wairimu, who is the main suspect in the murder, directed Chiromo Mortuary not to release the body of the deceased.
Sarah was not happy with the fact that the body was to be handed over to Cohen’s sister Gabrielle Cohen for burial.
The postmortem was conducted at the mortuary on Wednesday after being postponed for two days. The High court had granted her permission to be present.
Her lawyer, Philip Murgor, had confirmed that the process would not take place until she was present.
“An order has just been extracted which will be served on the prison authorities so that she can be brought and be present. So, whatever the case, this procedure will not start until she is brought from Lang’ata Women’s Prison, ” remarked Murgor.
The tycoon’s body was found in a sealed septic tank in his compound in Kitisuru on Friday last week. This is after being reported missing for more than two months.
DCI boss George Kinoti described the murder of the businessman as gruesome.