BY PRUDENCE WANZA – A Kiambu court yesterday ordered the detention of missing Dutch tycoon’s wife Sarah Wairimu for 12 days to allow investigations.

The court stated that detaining Sarah Wairimu would prevent her from interfering with witnesses and evidence to be provided in the matter.


Wairimu will be detained at Muthaiga police station during which the police will be at liberty to secure the matrimonial home as a scene of crime and that the suspect will be allowed to access the home bid need be but only under the escort of the investigators.


Wairimu is alleged to have coached some witnesses to give false testimony on Cohen’s movement. The witnesses however recanted their statements and gave the true account of events.


Tob Cohen is former CEO of Philips  Electronics East Africa and was reported missing on July 19. The suspect was reported on 8th July, to have pushed Cohen on a staircase at their home causing injuries.
Cohen reported the matter to Parklands Police Station and later sought treatment at MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi.


The court stated that Cohen’s kidnap may have turned out to be murder since he was taken by the suspect and her associates to an unknown place.


The case will be mentioned on 16th September.