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DPP wants Dutch tycoon’s wife Sarah Wairimu to undergo mental assessment before pleading to murder charges

BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Director of Public Prosecution wants Tob Cohen’s wife Sarah Wairimu Kamotho to undergo mental assessment before pleading to charges of murder.

The Prosecution led by Catherine has told the court that they are ready to charge Wairimu with the murder of Dutch Business tycoon Tob Cohen, her husband. 

However Mwaniki said that they want her taken for medical assessment first to ascertain whether she is fit to take plea.

Wairimu’s lawyer Philip Murgor opposed the submissions by the prosecution saying that they can not charge Wairimu since there are no copies of evidence and it has not yet been established whether Cohen is dead or not.

Mwaniki however opposed stating that there are witnesses together with their statements which ought to be protected.

“The procedure in charging a person with murder usually is to take a suspect for mental assessment while in custody, take plea and after that they can apply for bail,” said Mwaniki.

High court judge,James Kariuki has ruled that the suspect be detained at Lang’ata women’s prison to during which she will be taken for mental assessment before they appear in court for before Justice Jessie Lessit for plea taking next week on Monday.

Tob Cohen has been missing for the last 50 days and it has not yet been established whether his disappearance might have turned out to be murder.

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