Cohen's Post-mortem Postponed for 2 Reasons
The post-mortem of the late billionaire, Tob Cohen, which had been scheduled for Tuesday September 17, has been postponed for Wednesday.
Speaking from Chiromo Mortuary, where Cohen's body is being preserved, government pathologist Peter Ndegwa stated that the post-mortem had been postponed for two reasons.
He disclosed that the defense team did not want him to preside over the process.
"I was at the scene of the crime on Friday as a pathologist invited by the DCI and some of the lawyers were also there. They (defence team) picked up something I mentioned to the DCI at the alleged crime scene and they were not very happy. They, therefore, requested that I should not continue representing the DCI," Ndegwa stated.
Ndegwa added that his counterpart, Johansen Odwuor, would be tasked to conduct the post-mortem.
The pathologist also noted that there was an issue with the identification of the body, citing that the suspect, Sarah Wairimu, felt that she needed to be involved.
"Wairimu feels that she needs to be involved in the identification on what was picked from the crime scene. The suspect needs to be here or needs to send someone to be here," he noted.
The Dutch billionaire's body was found buried in his home, more than 60 days after he had been reported missing.
"Cohen was murdered in his own residence. It is a gruesome murder. They took their time to kill innocent Cohen. I will not describe much now, but in the subsequent unfolding of events," DCI boss George Kinoti told the press on Friday, September 13.
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