Sarah Cohen Protests Removal of DPP, DCI From Succession Case [VIDEO]

  • Prime suspect in Tob Cohen's murder Sarah Cohen and her lawyer Philip Murgor in court on October 3, 2019.
    Prime suspect in Tob Cohen's murder Sarah Cohen and her lawyer Philip Murgor in court on October 3, 2019.
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  • The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) were on Monday, March 2, removed from one of Sarah Cohen's cases.

    The two had filed an objection to being enjoined in the succession case of the late Dutch billionaire Tob Cohen on grounds that they were not beneficiaries of the estate.  

    "The court agreed with preliminary objection filed by the ODDP and DCI that they were not beneficiaries to the estate and were only holding the property being claimed in the succession case as scene of crime," the ODPP stated in a statement.

    Sarah filed a case seeking to benefit from Cohen's property owing to her marriage to him.

    Speaking after the ruling, Sarah's lawyer Philip Murgor disclosed that they were not satisfied with the order vowing to appeal the case because the two agencies held the matrimonial properties of his client.

    The Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti.
    The Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti.
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    "Today, the High Court ordered that the DCI and DPP be removed from the succession case. We are not altogether satisfied with the ruling because it is our view that as long as the DCI and DPP remain in possession of Sarah Wairimu Cohen, they must be within the proceedings.

    "So we are taking up to the Court of Appeal and we have been given a stay of 45 days of the order removing them," stated Murgor.

    "It is our view that as long as they are in possession of the property and capable of handing that possession to somebody other than Sarah Wairimu Cohen, then they must be restrained," he added.

    In January 2020, Tob Cohen's relatives including sister Gabrielle, filed an application to be enjoined in the case since their deceased brother had listed them as will executors.

    In the will that  had earlier been released by the late cohen's lawyer Chege Kirundi, Wairimu was not listed as a beneficiary of any of the property.

    In the will, Gabrielle has been listed as the sibling destined to take over money contained in two local bank accounts.

    "His Will bequeathed to me and the other two interested parties his property including a house he had to work hard to build, located on Farasi Lane L R2951/440, measuring 0.3162 hectares on Mugumoini Close in Nairobi," stated Gabrielle at the time.