Sarah Cohen Files Damning Claims Against Kinoti

  • Tob Cohen's widow Sarah Wairimu (left) and DCI boss George Kinoti.
    Tob Cohen's widow Sarah Wairimu (left) and DCI boss George Kinoti.
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  • The late billionaire Tob Cohen's widow Sarah Cohen has hit out at Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti over a will left behind by her husband.

    In a supplementary affidavit she filed on Monday, January 17, Sarah argued that Kinoti and his officers, including Maxwell Otieno, did not carry out proper investigations in the ongoing murder probe. 

    She argued that the investigating officers took over the matrimonial home Sarah owned with the deceased on the pretext that it was a crime scene.

    "In the circumstances, it cannot now be said that the investigations as concerns me were qualified, competent, independent and comprehensive when they were led by George Kinoti, the first respondent Cl Maxwell Otieno, amongst others," read the statement in part.

    Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addressing journalists at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Thursday, March 5, 2020
    Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addressing journalists at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Thursday, March 5, 2020
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    In the supplementary affidavit, Cohen questioned Kinoti's level of professionalism and accused him of interfering with the case out of his own selfish interest. 

    She cited the petition dated October 26, 2021 filed by Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions over investigations done by the DCI.

    The ODPP told the court that Kinoti and the detective attached to Cohen's case, CI Maxwell Otieno, are blind, unreasonable, obsessive, makes copious and energetic attempts to undermine the DPP's decisions on the case. 

    "That George Kinoti had a deep albeit illegal craving to wield prosecutorial powers," Cohen quoted. 

    She also added a separate affidavit filed by Emmanuel Kenya, a retired Commissioner of Police and a forensic document examiner who analysed the alleged will left behind by Tob Cohen. 

    Kenga poked holes into the investigations done by Kinoti and his team including a second version of Tob's will. 

    "I was presented with a copy of a purported will of Tob Chichou Cohen dated April 30, 2019 (marked A1) which contained a stamp impression on the bottom left-hand corner of Page 1," read the affidavit by Kenga who indicated that he did not find any similarities on the signatures indicating that they were not authentic.

    The forensic expert then noted that in early 2021, he was summoned by Maxwell Otieno at DCI headquarters and asked to record a statement yet he was already a witness for the defence. 

    Kenga added that he recorded the statement but was not issued a copy of it when summoned to verify the will reportedly doctored by the DCI. 

    "I was not provided with a copy of the said witness statement, despite making several requests to Maxwell Otieno for the same... I wish to clarify and/or disown the following statements attributed to me in the statement recorded by Maxwell Otieno," continued Kenga.

    He claimed that he was not aware of the alleged sinister objectives. 

    Cohen urged Chief Justice Martha Koome to appoint a three judge-bench to listen to and expedite the case

    These developments come months after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions directed the Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, to investigate a police officer who filed an affidavit against Justice Sankale ole Kantai.

    The Judge was roped into the murder of the late Tob Cohen by the officer who accused him of being part of the well-oiled plan to eliminate the Dutch Tycoon.

    Inquest into the tycoon's murder is still ongoing.

    Businessman Tob Cohen whose body was found murdered on September 13, 2019 and wife Sarah Cohen
    Businessman Tob Cohen whose body was found murdered on September 13, 2019 and wife Sarah Cohen
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