Details of how Cohen’s murder plot was hatched, roping in MP’s ex husband

Details emerge on why billionaire businessman Cohen was murdered

File image of Tob Cohen with his wife Sarah Wairimu

Investigations into the bizarre murder of Tob Cohen has unearthed chilling details of how his relative hired merciless assassins to end his life and why the killers resorted to subjecting him to a slow and painful death.

The Standard reports that the plot was hatched in Cohen’s house three months before his death by Cohen’s close relation who was concerned with the billionaire’s decision to severe ties with the relation.

Severing ties would come with serious consequences for the relation as it would mean a drastic change in lifestyle.

It is at this point that the relation approached an MP’s ex-husband who offered a solution to the problem at hand.

It was agreed that the problem would be handled with finality by hiring assassins.

Quoting sources familiar with the investigations, the publication reported that after a down payment of Sh40,000 was made via Mpesa to the four killers still at large, Cohen was lured to a most painful death.

“When I say it is gruesome, it is gruesome…“They took their time with him,”DCI George Kinoti confirmed.

Detectives have so far arrested Cohen’s wife, Sarah Wairimu Kamotho is facing murder charges.

In a case of strange coincidence, Cohen had allegedly instructed his lawyers on the same day that he disappeared to withdraw a divorce case as well as to the OCPD Gigiri and the OCS Parklands and Spring Valley instructing them to withdraw assault charges against his wife.

The letters are now part of investigations with police sources maintaining that they “are part of the lengths that Wairimu went to hide the murder which include coaching witnesses, destroying surveillance footage and lying that he had traveled abroad for treatment”. 

Workers at one of Cohen’s homes in Kitisuru initially told police that the deceased was picked up by a white car on July 20 and had left carrying a briefcase and was wearing blue jeans.

Initially, Wairimu said Cohen was in Asia. Both statements statements were later found to be false. 


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