Sarah Wairimu Kamotho, the wife of slain Dutch businessman Tob Cohen has pleaded with the court to release her on bail to allow her take part in a property dispute case.
Lawyer Philip Murgor told a court yesterday that Sarah Wairimu has a 50 per cent stake in property jointly owned with Cohen and she needs to be out fighting for her rights.
“My client and the deceased are embroiled in a divorce case that is pending in court. Among the contested properties are their house worth Sh400 million, which should be shared equally,” Mr Murgor said.
Sarah Wairimu, the widow of the late tycoon Tob Cohen, says she co-owned property with her late husband. She has denied claims in the media that Cohen willed their 400 million house to his sister.
The lawyer said his Wairimu’s Kitisuru house risked being grabbed because nobody was living there after police found Cohen’s body inside a water tank in the compound last Friday.
“Wairimu’s housekeepers were chased away after the body was retrieved,” claimed Murgor, even as he denied reports that the house had been handed over to Cohen’s sister.
Wairimu has been in detention in connection with the disappearance of her estranged husband whose body was found after a two-month search.