BUSINESSMAN SEEKS PROTECTION AS WIFE ACCUSES HIM OF ASSAULT.

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Former Electronics Group of Companies in East Africa Chief Executive officer Tob Cohen with his lawyer Danstan Omari at his home.
BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

A Dutch businessman who has lived in Kenya for more than 30 years has moved to court seeking protection accusing his wife of harassing him using police officers.

Tob Cohen, a former Electronics Group of Companies in East Africa Chief Executive officer sought intervention, after his wife Sarah Wairimu pressed assault charges against him.

The Dutch businessman accused his wife of using friendly police officers to fabricate assault charges against him. Sarah was his personal assistant on the May 30, 2007 but thereafter moved in with him.

Through lawyer Dunstan Omari, the Dutch stated that soon thereafter, they began experiencing deep misunderstanding occasioned by Sarah’s demands to have a fifty percent (50%) stake in his situated at Farasi Lane.

The dispute over the property has resulted into a number of instances that Sarah has expressly been disrespectful to Cohen, being scornful and by use of emotional blackmail demonstrated by denying him his conjugal rights.

In a letter, Omari further alleged that Sarah has consequently taught her daughter- Renee Chettle, Cohen’s step daughter, to be disrespectful towards him whether in public or within the family set up.

“The aforesaid disrespect has since been exacerbated by defamatory statements levied against our client’s with accusations being peddled by Sarah that he has previously sought sex from their daughter’s male and female friends,” said Omari in the letter.

The 69 year old businessman has been living in Kenya since 1987, when he came to Kenya as the Chairman and the Chief Executive officer of the Philips (Electronics) Group of Companies in East Africa.

Sometime in 1991, Cohen single-handedly incorporated Tobs Limited, a company which promotes Kenya as a superb golf destination.

“That through our client’s determination and hard work, his company grew and blossomed, and as a result, sometime in June 2000 he purchased land at Farasi Lane, LR 2951/449 measuring 0.3162 hectares, where he presently lives and calls home and also the centre of dispute,” the letter reads.

The businessman commenced divorce proceedings this year under a certificate of urgency, accusing Sarah of cruelty. He said at one time, she pushed him downstairs, causing him serious injuries.

He filed a case at Parklands police station but Sarah allegedly fabricated assault charges against him at Gigiri police station.

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