Tob Cohen's burial postponed after failing to get 10 priests

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Tob Cohen's burial postponed after failing to get 10 priests needed for a Jewish send off

The burial of deceased businessman Tob Cohen has been postponed after the requisite number of priests failed to show up.

Cohen's burial was scheduled to take place on Monday afternoon at a Jewish cemetery in Nairobi.

Cohen's Wife Sarah Wairimu and his brother Bernard Cohen, who were organising the ceremony, only managed to get eight priest, falling short of the ten priests and a Rabbi - that are mandatory for a Jewish burial to take place.

The burial was postponed to Tuesday afternoon to give the family time to look for two additional priests.

This is the second time that the ceremony has been postponed after a similar postponement on Thursday last week.

The Thursday burial failed to kick off after Wairimu barred Chiromo Funeral Home from releasing Cohen's body to the deceased's sister.

The family later agreed to involve Wairimu, one of the suspects in the tycoon's murder case, in the burial ceremony that was to take place today.

On Monday morning, Wairimu's lawyer Philip Murgor, obtained a court order allowing his client to be temporarily released from remand prison to attend the burial service.


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