On Tuesday during Tob Cohen’s burial, armed prison officers had to whisk Sarah Wairimu away after the event turned hostile with emotions rising high at the Jewesh Cemetery.
According to reports reaching Kenyanbulletin.com, as the burial was drawing to an end, police officers were overpowered by the huge crowd who were following the events from a distance.
As the widow was being driven away from the burial in a police vehicle towards Lang’ata Women Prison, a crowd outside the burial venue stoned the cars.
The widow had arrived at the cemetery at 2 pm where she was guarded heavily with two prison warders, who kept following her whenever she made a move.
They even occasionally listened in to her conversation with her lawyer, Philip Murgor. Behind her, at least a dozen other armed police offers were keeping track of her movements.
Wairimu was towed by the officers sandwiching her towards the public address system where she addressed the crowd after breaking down into tears.
“There is nothing secret. I’m glad you’ve heard all my names and I’m glad you realise I’m Sarah Cohen or Sarah Tob. Know that very clear,” she said.
“One thing I know about my husband is that he was a real Simba, he was not scared of anybody. One thing Tob taught me is not to take no for an answer. So even in this, I’m going to fight,” Wairimu declared as she went on to warn that Cohen’s killers were at the burial.