Detectives hunting down 3 more suspects in Tob Cohen murder probe


Detectives hunting down 3 more suspects in Tob Cohen murder probe

In Summary

  • The three, whose identities police are yet to reveal, are said to have tortured the businessman to death and took part in concealing his body in an underground water tank.
  • The trio is suspected to have come from Nakuru and headed straight to Kitisuru on the day he was murdered.

Detectives probing the murder of Dutch businessman Tob Cohen are hunting down three suspects believed to have been at his residence where the murder was executed.

The three, whose identities police are yet to reveal, are said to have tortured the businessman to death and took part in concealing his body in an underground water tank where it was found 40 days after he disappeared.

The trio is suspected to have come from Nakuru and headed straight to Kitisuru on the day he was murdered.

The investigators, led by Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, will also be seeking to find the motive behind the torture.

The three are suspected to have links with Peter Karanja, former husband to Gilgil MP Martha Wangari who is in police custody over Cohen’s murder.

Karanja’s phone signal is suspected to have been traced by Criminal Intelligence Unit detectives at the crime scene before it went off and then re-emerged in Gilgil.

Karanja’s lawyers however claim that their client who was arrested Tuesday last week has been illegally detained and that his basic human rights were abused.

“Our client was blindfolded, his hands handcuffed at his back and he was bundled into the boot of a vehicle and his car driven by other people other than himself against all the rights of an arrested person,” said Ham Lagat, one of Karanja’s lawyers.

“He was driven and variously transferred to almost four vehicles throughout that night until when he was taken to the DCI headquarters at 3am in the morning.”

The lawyers further stated that Karanja was well known to the Cohen and his family.

They are now set to file an application in court to compel the DCI to produce Karanja in court.

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