Murder suspect Sarah Wairimu claims that her late Dutch husband Tob Cohen’s Will that was presented in court by her in-laws last year is forged.
In an application filed in court on Monday, Wairimu, who is charged with the murder of Cohen, wants the deceased’s sister Gabrielle Van Straten, cross-examined over the matter.
She further wants the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate Cohen’s siblings Gabrielle, Sharon Cohen and Seth Van Straten over the alleged forged will dated April 30th, 2019.
In addition, Wairimu is seeking to have lawyers Danstan Omari, Shadrack Wambui and all other attorneys practicing in the name of Musyoki Mogaka and Company Advocates to be disqualified from representing Cohen’s siblings in the case.
She presents that she is the only widow of Cohen, who was murdered in Nairobi between July 20th, 2019 and September 13th, 2019. She noted that she lived with Cohen as husband and wife since 1998 before the legalization of their marriage at the office of the Registrar of Marriage on May 30th, 2007 in Nairobi.
She argues that the law of succession places a surviving spouse in priority to all other persons with respect to the administration of the deceased’s estate.
She further says that the Will opening ceremony was attended by Kiambu politician Patrick Muiruri and two other politicians who claimed to be owed Sh35 million by Cohen. Wairimu says she was not aware that Cohen owed such a huge amount of money to the three Kiambu politicians.
She adds that she only learned from the media that Cohen’s sister, Gabrielle, was bequeathed Sh100 million while her brother was given Sh50 million.
Wairimu’s lawyer Philip Murgor boycotted the will opening in September last year claiming it was being done in bad taste at a time his client was still in remand and even before the deceased’s burial.