Sarah Wairimu Cohen walks tight rope as ruling cuts close to husband’s burial
Sarah Wairimu Cohen has filed an application in court seeking to be released to attend her husband’s funeral on Monday.
She is seeking orders to be escorted to the Jewish cemetery where the late Tob Cohen will be buried.
Lawyer Philip Murgor urged the court to hear the plea as a matter of urgency so that his client is not “denied of her right to accord her husband a decent burial and pay her last respects.”
The advocate also reiterated that the burial that will be held at 2pm is a private affair and only family members will be present.
In a letter seen by Citizen Digital earlier this week, the lawyer averred that Wairimu is still lawfully married wife to the late Cohen.
The court ruled that Wairimu’s petition to be allowed to attend the burial will be heard on Monday.
Meanwhile, Murgor skipped the reading of Tob Cohen’s will on Friday after alleging that its contents were ‘severely compromised.’
“My client and the deceased were embroiled in a divorce case pending in court. Among the contested properties is their house that is worth Ksh. 400million, which should be shared equally,” Mr Murgor said as quoted by the Standard.
Lawyers from Kirundi & Co Advocates, who are in custody of the contentious will, have said the contents will remain private.
According to Chege Kirundi, it is subject of a matter in court and they cannot divulge information on the same.
Tob Cohen’s body was discovered at his home inside an underground tank almost two months after he was reported missing.
Detectives said the eyes were blindfolded, hands and feet bound with a rope at the neck.
The body had also been wrapped in a blue blanket.
His wife is currently remanded at Lang’ata Women’s Prison after a court ordered that she be detained for 10 days as police complete investigations.
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