Sarah denied me intimacy from 2014! The late Tob Cohen’s affidavit claims

Sarah Wairimu and Tob Cohens marriage was one that the phrase “irrevocable differences” can best describe. The reason for my statement is the court records that the Star has been able to get its hands on.

The court papers paint a grim picture of a marriage were both Cohen and Sarah were at a wit’s end with each other. The papers describe the Dutch businessman appearing to make every effort to push Wairimu out of their Lower Kabete home.

Cohen's body
Cohen’s body


It was the 71-year-old Cohen who first filed for the annulment of the union on January 21 under a certificate of urgency. He claimed that Wairimu had been denying him se3 since 2014.

He said they were sleeping in separate bedrooms and he was preparing his own meals. On February 25, Cohen amended the grounds for dissolution of the marriage to include cruelty and violence from Wairimu.

He also said that four days later, Wairimu assaulted him, causing “cut wounds and multiple bruises and as a result.” the petition by lawyer Judy Thongori reads.

In her rejoinder in her sworn counter-affidavit, Wairimu “admits that the marriage had irretrievably broken down but avers that the break down is on account of adultery and cruelty on the part of petitioner [Cohen].”

Asserting that she also wanted a divorce, Wairimu dismissed the claim that she was violent, arguing that this was a ploy by Cohen to paint her as a bullying spouse. “The particular attack started by Cohen was staged by him to build his divorce narrative,” she said.

The coffin carrying Cohen being loaded
The coffin carrying Cohen’s body being loaded

She also dismissed the claim of denial of conjugal rights, saying that they always shared the master bedroom except in sporadic occasions when she had been “forced to take refuge in our daughter [Renee] Gathoni’s bedroom during times when the applicant is excessively intoxicated and abusive.”

Wairimu further said that though they would engage in se3, the late billionaire was highly ineffective some times failed to perform as he was an abuser of drugs and had secretly undergone a procedure that sabotaged him.

Sarah Wairimu at the funeral
Sarah Wairimu at Cohen’s funeral

“The applicant underwent a prostrate operation which seems to have affected his ability to engage often or effectively in the manner that he did before the operation,” she claimed.

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Tob Cohen siblings fear Sarah Wairimu’s release on bail

Relatives of murdered Dutchman Tob Cohen want his widow Sarah Wairimu denied bail “because we could be targets for elimination should she be free”.

Benard Cohen and his sister Gabrielle Cohen, both blood siblings of the slain tycoon, have told the court in sworn affidavits that releasing Wairimu will pose a threat to their lives given the gravity of the crime she is accused of.

Cohen Family at his will reading
Cohen Family at his will reading with Gabrielle on the right

Wairimu, 52, is suspected to have killed her 71-year-old husband. She is yet to take a plea.

The police found Cohen’s body in an empty water tank in his Kitisuru home compound, Nairobi, on September 13. He had been missing since July 19.

The murdered billionaire was buried on Tuesday according to Jewish rites.

According to the affidavits filed last Wednesday, Bernard and Gabrielle claim the nature of the offence committed and the ghastly manner in which it was executed, make them apprehensive that they could be marked as easy targets in reprisal, putting their lives in danger.

Cohen's body
Cohen’s body

“As family members of the deceased, whom the applicant is suspected to have murdered, I’m apprehensive about my safety as a witness in the trial, should the applicant be released on bail.
“I have a reasonable apprehension that given the gruesome manner in which the deceased person in this matter met his death, family members of the deceased could be targets for elimination,” Benard and Gabriele say.

Sarah Cohen left penniless by her late husband Tob Cohen in his last will and testament

They also told the court that being direct family members of Tob as well as trial witnesses against Wairimu, they run the risk of being zeroed in on for possible elimination in the gruesome manner in which their brother Tob was tortured and executed should she be released.

Witness tampering

Moreover, Cohen’s siblings allege that Wairimu has the potential of interfering with witnesses as well as contaminating the evidence should she be released, citing the ruling by Kiambu Chief Magistrate Priscilla Gichohi who found her to have coached witnesses before.

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Sarah Wairimu sends chilling warning during Tob Cohen’s burial

Sarah Wairimu finally attended the burial of her late husband, Tob Cohen where she showed the toll that the death and the subsequent accusations against her have taken on her.

The coffin carrying Cohen being loaded
The coffin carrying Cohen being loaded

Sarah who has been maligned in the process spoke tearfully and warned her husband’s killers, saying, ‘One thing Tob taught me was to never take no for an answer. And even as we stand here, many of those who are responsible for Tob’s death, in sheep’s skin…believe you me, even your days are numbered.’

Sarah at the funeral
Sarah at the funeral

She also revealed that she would fight aggressively against all the accusations and also lashed out at family members she accused of betrayal. “It has been painful, but I thank you for being here…I can’t talk about the legal counsel. Thank you Muthaiga for being here, I have seen a few friends from here and there. There are family members who were pretending and even purporting to be family members, yours is another story.’

Sarah Wairimu at the funeral
Sarah Wairimu at the funeral

The ceremony was attended by Tob’s brother Bernard Cohen whos said that Tycoon deserved to be laid to laid respectfully. ‘We’re here to bury Tob a second time; this time with dignity.’

His skull was smashed! Tob Cohen autopsy results reveal dreadful death

The burial wasn’t attended by Cohen’s closest relative Gabrielle Van Straten who flew out to her home country of Netherlands. before the funeral.

Cohen Family at his will reading
Cohen Family at his will reading with Gabrielle on the right

After speeches were completed, it was only the Jewish procession which was allowed to the graveside. Even Cohen’s widow wasn’t allowed to proceed since Jewish tradition doesn’t allow women to attend such a ceremony. She was however allowed to throw dust at the Dutch’s open grave.

Throwing soil in the grave
Throwing soil in the grave

Cliff Ombeta the late Tob Cohen’s lawyer told K24 TV that the family had ditched the Jewish manner of burying the dead in favour of a Kenyan style. The Jewish style called for the body to be buried in a white cloth while the Kenyan style needed a coffin or a box as they call it.

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4 conditions that must be met for Tob Cohen to be buried on Monday

The lawyers for Sarah Wairimu and Tob Cohen’s sister have finally come to an agreement regarding the burial of murdered billionaire businessman Tob Cohen.

The Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen subject to obtaining a court order on the following terms:

1. The burial ceremony will be private and for family members only. Sarah and Gabrie will participate as widow and sister respectively.
2. The burial rites will be in accordance with Jewish rites by the concerned community leaders.
3. The burial shall take place at the Jewish Cemetery on Wangari Mathai Road at 2 pm on Monday 23/9/19.
4. The DPP, DCI, and Prison Authorities are requested by both Sarah and Gabriel to facilitate this compromise arrangement so that the late Tob Cohen can be accorded a dignified send as proposed.

Tob Cohen on the left
Tob Cohen on the left in a file office

Jewish tradition prescribes that a person should be buried as quickly as possible, usually after 36 hours, but this would be impractical given the circumstances.

He loved Kenya! Tob Cohen’s last wishes revealed by his sister

The Dutch billionaire’s decomposing body was found last Friday afternoon — eight weeks after his disappearance —in an empty underground water tank at his posh Kitisuru villa. His body was wrapped in many layers of black plastic.

Cohen's body
Cohen’s body

The billionaire businessman was reported missing from his Lower Kabete home in Nairobi between July 19 and July 20. The killers of slain Dutchman smashed his skull, dislocated his left leg and broke his hands as he desperately fought them off.

A scan on Tuesday of Cohen’s body revealed the painful death the former Phillips Chief Executive officer suffered at the hands of his killers.


He loved Kenya! Tob Cohen’s last wishes revealed by his sister

Tob Cohen had his life ended in one of the most brutal, disgusting and horrifying ways ever. The Dutch billionaire was found dead last Friday at his Kitisuru home on Friday the 13th, just like a horror movie title, with a rope around his neck and his arms were tied together behind his back.

Cohen's body
Cohen’s body

It has been found that Tob had left some instructions upon his death that were to be strictly followed and respected.  Speaking to the press on Sunday, September 15, the tycoon’s sister Gabrielle Van Starten revealed that the family had resolved to bury Cohen’s body in Nairobi according to his wishes.

The family Cohen left behind
The family Cohen left behind

The deceased had wished to have his body buried at the Jewish cemetery on Wangari Maathai Road within 48 hours. They also decided to do away with a requiem mass in accordance with his will.

Tob Cohen’s last letter written 8 days before his death discovered

The body of billionaire Tob Cohen must be ritually cleansed, covered and prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition decreed in the Torah. A close relative to the family told The Star;

Torah is the law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures (the Pentateuch). in the Pentateuch we also see god’s response to sin, his relationship with mankind, and gain keen insight into the character and nature of God.

Tob Cohen on the left
Tob Cohen on the left

The culture also demands him to have made it clear to the loved ones in a will that his funeral must adhere to Jewish tradition when he was still alive thereby ensuring that they will be buried in the ways of their ancestors.

The family hasn’t yet been able to follow the late Cohen’s wishes as his body is supposed to be subjected to a postmortem that is taking a lot of time.

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Tob Cohen’s last letter written 8 days before his death discovered

The Tob Cohen and Sarah Wairimu story is transpiring like a romance thriller starring Sharon Stone. This past weekend, Tob was found dead at his Kittisuru home, buried in an underground septic tank.

The resulting reports have detailed a strained marriage. Another interesting fact about this saga is that 8 days before Tob disappeared, he penned a letter explaining why he feared for his life.

Cohen's body
Cohen’s body

In a letter to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji dated July 12 which was also copied to the Inspector-General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, the late tycoon outlined how his marriage has turned into a living hell.

The letter was sent through his lawyers Musyoki Mogaka and Co advocates. It read;

Unless your offices act speedily and accordingly, our client will continue to suffer humiliation, discrimination, and persecution because he is not a Kenyan national, which is wrong, distasteful and unfortunate.

‘Love Is But A Dream’ Ciku Muiruri comments on Billionaire Cohens death

The letter also pointed out that his life was getting harder as the days passed;

My client is astonished at the manner in which the law is being applied to his disadvantage since no step has been taken by police officers at Parklands police station to prosecute Ms. wairimu despite enough evidence demonstrating her guilt.

Phillip Murgor with his client
Phillip Murgor with his client, Sarah Wairimu

Coupled with this letter is the fact that Tob had left his Ksh. 400 million home in Kitusuru to his siblings and not to his wife. These facts strike a rather troubling commentary on the state of Tob and Sarah’s marriage.

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Why do we take it personally? Maina Kageni asks about bad Kikuyu women jokes

Kikuyu women are currently bearing the brunt of nasty jokes online, more so after Billionaire Tob Cohens body was discovered in a septic tank, 50 days after a search for his body was launched.

Cohens 52-year-old wife Sarah Wairimu is detained at Langata Prison awaiting trial over the murder.

At the centre of this case is a Sh400million villa in Kitisuru and inheritance.

Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay! Kenyans shout after Kikuyu dowry list goes viral

Kenyans on Twitter have taken note of what they say is a pattern in deaths involving billionaires. That these men are married to Kikuyu women, who always face accusations of having murdered their men over inheritance disputes. Their words not mine.

This formed the topic of discussion on Classic 105 with Maina Kageni giving his opinion about the terrible jokes.

I laughed this weekend it was real entertainment for me

I have always taken it with a pinch of salt

Why aren’t we laughing at ourselves? Why did you take it so seriously to be honest? It started with Bob Collymore and it has been there since time immemorial, why didn’t we see the funny side?

Mipango yangu yote ya kando ni wakikuyu, Sonko confesses

Me I believe in laughing at ourselves there is a difference between being able to laugh at yourself and negative stereotyping, and this weekend we saw a lot of that seriously why? It’s social media, the day you believe what goes on in social media, you will die, ask Peter Kenneth, he had millions of followers wacha elections came

This Kikuyu rendition of ‘Kwangwaru’ will make you go down on one knee(VIDEO)

It’s social media, the boldness in people comes out while others are there to chocha, why don’t you take a chill pill?

Stereotyping is something we will all have to live with, and especially with the age of social media. There is nothing you can do about that

What are your thoughts on this topic? Are people apportioning wrong blame on Kikuyu women? Drop your comments below.

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Tob Cohen left his Ksh. 400 million Kitisuru home to siblings and not Sarah

The country was in a state of shock last week after news emerged that missing billionaire Tob Cohen had been found in an underground septic tank that was located in his home in Kitisuru.

One of the prime suspects in his death and disappearance has been his wife, Sarah Wairimu. The woman who has denied that she had anything to do with death has more bad news coming her way.

Cohen's body
Cohen’s body

New reports coming from The Star state that the murdered Dutch businessman surprisingly left out his wife Sarah Wairimu in his multi-million shilling will.

The reports indicate that the deceased designated his brother and sister as the managers of his multimillion-shilling estate in Nairobi upon his death.

Cohen who was a former Philips Kenya CEO who stipulated that his two siblings take charge of the villa estimated at Ksh400 million in Kitisuru.

According to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad (AD), Cohen’s sister Gabrie van Straten said that her brother continually feared for his life.

The family Cohen left behind
The family Cohen left behind

Part of the property claim includes Cohen’s two companies, golf trips and tournaments organizer known as Kenya Golf Safaris and Lotus Care Travel that caters for medical trips.

According to Cohen’s sister, Gabrie, the late golfer took a precautionary step at the height of his divorce case with his wife thus leaving her with a copy of his will, which she had been in possession of for a while.

‘He was wrapped with many layers of clothing’ Billionaire Cohens remains cause a stir 


Cohen was reported to have gone missing on July 20, and fourty days after Cohen’s disappearance, his body found buried in a manhole in his Kitusuru home, contrary to Wairimu’s past claims that he had left the country to seek treatment.

DCI Kinoti at the crime scene
DCI Kinoti at the crime scene

This was after preliminary investigations by police alleged that she had coached witnesses to give false information pertaining to the movements of Cohen on the day of his disappearance. Wairimu has since been held at Lang’ata Women’s prison awaiting trial.

With the ongoing investigations, the Cohen family is now grappling with pressure of time since Jewish tradition dictates that the dead must be buried within 36 hours.

“We knew that he wanted to be buried in Kenya – the beloved country where he had lived for more than 30 years – but we did not know the details of his will,” the paper reads.

“We only read it [the will] on Friday after the discovery of his remains by forensic investigators in a septic tank near his villa.”

Gabrie said they are finding out if their brother’s remains can be buried in accordance with the Jewish tradition.

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‘Love Is But A Dream’ Ciku Muiruri comments on Billionaire Cohens death


The death of billionaire Tob Cohen has really shocked the country with the details of its gruesome nature being revealed by the police.

Whenever there has been drama between spouses, media girl Ciku Muiruri has chosen to respond.

When Esther Arunga back in July admitted she knew her husband killed their child, she responded.

Ciku Muiruri, ‘Esther Arunga was always the problem’

The same thing happened when singer Adele divorced her husband.

One of the excerpts from her book suggests to couples that

“When the curtain comes down on your relationship, you should damn well walk away with something other than just tears and wounded pride.”

Ciku has once again responded to billionaire Cohens death and KOT are unhappy. They have blasted her for her comments

‘Love is but a dream’: Ciku Muiruri’s beautifully written novel about love

So,to you bonding with dogs and making them your friend is the most significant thing you can talk about here?, a life has been gruesomely lost,you can’t talk about that you telling us about dogs?,who bewitched these slsyqueens aki?
This tweet is distasteful and insensitive… Even by your standards this is really low
Sometimes it’s better to be silent and be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
And you wonder why only 7 people have bought your book


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‘He was wrapped with many layers of clothing’ Billionaire Cohens remains cause a stir 



Photos from the operation that led to the discovery and exhumation of the body billionaire Tob Cohen have shocked Kenyans to the core.
The body was exhumed from an underground water tank during an operation by the police on Friday, September 13th, 2019.


Photos have come up showing the exact location and manner of the operation that led to the exhumation were also shared.



Detectives retrieved the remains of Cohen from his backyard noting

The body of Tob Cohen– a Dutch businessman who went missing between 19th-20th July 2019 was today afternoon retrieved from an underground water storage by

Homicide Detectives at his Kitisuru home. The body which was wrapped with many layers of clothing revealed signs..

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 The photos bring an end to the sear for Cohen
The body which was wrapped with many layers of clothing revealed signs of torture before his murder. The underground storage which was empty had been completely sealed with concrete & guised with bushy wood cuttings. Sarah Wairimu, the key suspect & the late’s wife has been in remand after being severally interrogated by the investigating Team.