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.
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.
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.
“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.