This afternoon, Sarah Cohen, the late billionaire Tob Cohen’s wife was released to go and witness the autopsy of her husband at Chiromo Mortuary.
Her lawyer, Philip Murgor in a statement, confirmed that after the exercise, the body of the late Cohen will be under her custody, amid speculations that Cohen’s family intended to bury him 36 hours after his death, asper the Jewish Customs.
“The notion that the sister is entitled to the body is alien in the Kenyan Law….. Sarah is innocent under the Kenyan Constitution and nothing has happened so far to take away her right to her husband’s body,” Murgor said on Wednesday.
He further added that Sarah Cohen is still facing charges which have not been actualised into evidence of crime, therefore should not be considered the criminal.
“What we have is a charge which shall be dealt with in court but the act of being charged does not take way the right of a wife to a husband’s body and the right to bury it with the dignity deserved,” he added.
The body of the Late Cohen was found dumped in a septic tank in Cohen’s compound in Kitisuru on Friday the 13th.
Sarah Cohen has since been held in police custody, pending completion of investigations into the murder of her husband.