In an unexpected turn of events, Tob Cohen’s sister Ms. Gabrielle Van Straten who has been at the forefront of the funeral arrangements jetted out of the country a few hours to his burial.
Cliff Ombeta expalins why Tob Cohen's sister left the country hours to his burial in unexpected turn of events
Tob Cohen will be buried on Monday
Van Straten left the country on Saturday, a day after the deceased’s will was read to the family with the burial of the murdered billionaire set for Monday.
Her Lawyer Cliff Ombeta revealed to a local media house that Gabrielle and her husband had returned to their home in Netherlands due to personal reasons after weeks of sadness that saw the body of the deceased retrieved from an underground tank in his Kitusuru home.
She was expected to attend the burial alongside Cohen’s embattled widow Sarah Wairimu should the court accept her request to attend the event even after she was left with nothing according to Cohen’s will.
According to multiple sources, the will which was read on Friday in the absence of Wambui and her legal team lists Cohen’s sister, niece and nephew as the heirs to his vast empire with Wairimu left with nothing.
Sarah Wairimu speaks after the reading of Tob Cohen's will that left her with nothing
Through her lawyer Philip Murgor, Wairimu revealed her next course of action in a bid to secure her share of the vast empire.
“We will contest that will if it affects the rights of Sarah and her share of their matrimonial home” Murgor told KTN even as it emerged that Sarah had left empty-handed.
The reading of the will was proceeded by drama with Wairimu and her lawyer giving it a wide berth, claiming that the document had been severely compromised and alleging that details of the will had been leaked and the confidentiality of the legal document compromised.
Reports further indicate that the will was amended in April, two months before the billionaire disappeared before his body was retrieved from an underground water tank in his residence.
Credible reports indicate that the vast empire will be shared as indicated below.
50% of the estate to Cohen’s sister.
25% to Cohen’s niece
25% to Cohen’s nephew
Bank account balance to Cohen’s sister.
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