BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
A Dutch businessman who had made a complaint with police and the office of the DPP a few months ago on alleged assault by his Kenyan wife Sarah Wairimu over his multi- million property has suddenly gone missing.
Tob Chichou Cohen is said to have been missing since July 19, 2019.
His lawyer Dunstan Omari received instructions from Tobs’ brother, Gabriele Van Straten Cohen who lives in Netherlands to inform the Inspector General of police of his disappearance.
It is claimed that his phone has been off since July 19,2019.
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.
According a letter dated April 23, 2019, the genesis of the disagreement between the said couple, revolved around Tob’s property situated along Fahari Lane, Mugumoini.
Tob wrote another letter dated July 10, 2019 which raised an issue regarding the attempted subversion of justice by the OCPD Gigiri Richard Mugwai.
In a letter to the office of the IG by lawyer Omari says that due to the unusual silence from Tob, his brother made a formal complaint to the Dutch Police at Amsterdam in case no.2019156760, who further reported his sudden disappearance to the Ministry of foreign affairs.
“The Ministry of Foreign affairs attempted calling Tob to no success but would later not get in touch with the estranged wife who curiously informed the Ministry that Tob had allegedly flown to Thailand for three weeks for urgent medical attention,” states Omari.
The letter further states that on July 22, 2019 the firm of Judy Thongori & Co.Advocates which is handling his divorce case from his estranged wife received a letter dated July 20,2019 from an anonymous individual allegedly authored by Tob, directing the advocates to withdraw the divorce case no.35 of 2019.
Further, it is alleged that on July 262019, two representatives from the firm of Musyoki Mogaka & Co.Advocates (Omari’s firm) visited Tob’s premises and established that his house was deserted with no signs of anybody save that his big dog manned the compound.
The said representatives visited the Spring Valley Police station and made the report to the Deputy Officer Commanding Station (OCS) one Madam Purity who declined the request of having the complaint formally recorded in the occurrence book.
Moreover, the said officer allegedly declined to share the mobile number of the area Officer Commanding Station but insisted that she would share our representative’s mobile number and later on cause his superior to communicate to the law firm as soon as it was practicable.
However, Omari says that to date, they have not had any iota of information from the Officer Commanding Station of Spring Valley despite the urgency of this issue which involves the life of a foreign national.
“The Deputy OCS indicated that he was privy to information from Sarah Wairimu Kamotho that Tob had left for Thailand and had since written to the area OCS with instructions to withdraw the complaint against his estranged wife,” states Omari.