Former Daily Nation writer Ciku Muiruri rubbed netizens the wrong way after in a post she shared on her Facebook page regarding slain Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen.
In a lengthy post shared on Friday, September 13, 2019, the journalist and author gave a detailed account of the day she allegedly interacted with the Cohens.
She gave a brief narration of the day she interacted with murdered Dutch businessman Tob Cohen and his widow Sarah Wairimu at their home in Kitisuru, adding that the couple bought her book Love is But a Dream.
“I knew Tob Cohen. I was fortunate enough to visit their home late last year. He and Sarah, have a lovely home, well put together. They both bought a copy of #LoveisButADream,” Ciku wrote on Facebook.
It was the latter that incensed Kenyans, who took to her page and gave her an earful.
“We are here mourning a life that has been gruesomely lost and instead of you condemning the act you here talking about the dogs and bonding? As if that’s the most important thing here. As if that’s not enough you go ahead and start advertising your senseless book at someone’s funeral? what’s wrong with you?” Stanley Kinyua posted.
Some were quick to point out the irony of selling a book titled ‘love is but a dream’ to a couple that ended up totally broken.
Lucie Lucitta Kiage Could it be that they read your book too much ,”Love is but a dream “hmmm
Waruinge Sarckozzy Khim I also visited my grandmother before she passed away that afternoon. I had no book to sell to her tho she had no money even if I had two copies. The dog was barking outside the house. We didn’t bond with it
Mogul King Steamy Kim If you sold your book “love is but a dream” to them what do you expect?
Marsh Sam That’s a lowly thought of post, whom between the two was ‘more’ master than the other? ie, after gathering ‘intelligence’ from the dogs?
However, nothing much should be expected if they read that kind of literature… Apologies anyway.
Monicah Neemoh Our female version of “Baba” who knows all the deceased 😀 or spoke to them prior to their demise. 🤷🏽♀️Anyway, bora marketing.