Cohen's Widow Rejects 1 Thing in His Final Will
Sarah Wairimu - the widow to slain Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen, on Thursday, September 19, rejected the contents of her husbands will adding that she would not participate in its reading.
Speaking through her lawyer, Philip Murgor, Sarah claimed she was against the hasty reading of Cohen's will which she claimed had been compromised, based on its contents published by top Dutch Newspaper Algemeen Daglbad (AD), before it was officially read out, Citizen Digital reported.
“It is evident that the confidential nature of the will you claim to possess or any others for that matter has been severely compromised, to the extent that our client has instructed us to inform you that she does not wish to participate in any related process," read a section of the letter drafted by Murgor.
The official opening of her murdered husbands will is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 20, at 11:30 a.m.
However, the article published by AD claimed to have gained access to the contents of the will, going on to reveal that the former Philips Kenya CEO had left his Ksh400 million Kitisuru villa to his sister, Gabrielles van Straten.
Sarah maintained that any will set to be executed on behalf of her late husband must be proved through an appropriate application to the High Court.
“Our client is well aware, that any purported wills must be proved through an appropriate application to the High Court for probate to determine their validity. In the circumstances, we have been instructed not to attend the proposed opening of the will,” an excerpt of her letter addressed to Kirundi & Company Advocates further stated.
Ombeta, however, maintained that the will would be read as planned, to those who chose to attend.
"We do not care about the objections by Murgor. We are serving those who are available. That woman is in jail for allegedly killing her husband and the law says those with such charges do not have any claims on the estates of the deceased," he announced.
The latest twist came a day after Cohen's family lawyer, Cliff Ombeta and Mr Murgor had publicly announced that they had engineered a truce in regards to who would get the body of the late Cohen.
Gabrielle and Sarah had agreed to attend the family-only private burial ceremony at the Jewish cemetery on Wangari Maathai Road on Monday Next week.
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