A well choreographed plan was allegedly made by Sarah Wairimu to force a marriage with the murdered Dutch billionaire Tob Cohen, unconfirmed reports indicates.
The late Cohen and Sarah were reportedly embroiled in a bitter dispute revolving around the wealth of the deceased tycoon.
According to a report by Citizen TV,Cohen arrived in the country in 1987 as the CEO of Philips company. It is in the same company where he met Sarah who acted as his secretary.
The two had a casual relationship as Cohen continued to establish a business empire in Kenya.
As time went by, Sarah allegedly demanded to be married or else she uses her influence to have him deported and work permit cancelled.
It is alleged that she threatened to use her influence through the then powerful internal security minister from Murang’a and also that of a former Nyeri MP, who lost in the 2017 , to make good his threat.
To secure his business deal, Cohen and Sarah walked into Attorney General’s office on May 30, 2007 and solemnised their marriage.
However, despite legalising their marriage, the two reportedly never slept together, with Cohen said to have had his meals at Muthaiga Golf Club.
Their relationship deteriorated after Sarah allegedly demanded a 50 per cent share of Cohen’s wealth.
However that could not be possible after Cohen allegedly wrote his will and sidelined Sarah. He reportedly entitled his wealth to his sister and brother.
Cohen was reported missing from July 19. His wife was later arrested and on Thursday this week he faced murder charges but could not take plea after the judge ruled that he undergoes mental test.
After nearly 2 months of searching, the missing Dutch billionaire was found dead at an underground water storage within his compound in Kitisuru.
The homicide team from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) found his body on Friday.
According to DCI boss George Kinoti, the billionaire was brutally murdered and the scene of the murder was at his own house.
“When this matter was reported to us we ordered this place to be reserved as scene of crime, from that time there are things we have been doing to make sure this crime is not covered.
True to our criminal intelligence we discovered the body of the missing Tob Cohen. It was a gruesome murder.He was murdered in his own residence they took their time to kill the innocent Cohen,” said Kinoti.
The DCI boss went ahead to explain how the billionaire was murdered and said: “he was bound, tied hands to the neck before he was murdered and disposed to an underground water tank.”
He further revealed that the deceased had serious injuries on his neck.
According to the DC boss, the house had no CCTV cameras at the time of the murder adding that the secret cameras were mounted after the incident.
The DCI said the motive of the murder is very clear and could not go further in giving details of it.