WAIRIMU DENIES MURDERING HER HUSBAND, TYCOON TOB COHEN.

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The wife of the late tycoon Tob Cohen Sarah Wairimu Kamotho before high court criminal division where she pleaded not guilty to murder charge on Thursday October 3,2019./PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Sarah Wairimu Kamotho, the wife of the late tycoon Tob Cohen, has been charged with his murder before the High Court, in Nairobi.

Appearing before High court criminal division Lady Justice Stella Mutuku, Kamotho denied that she committed the murder on the night of July 19 and 20, jointly with others not before court.

The state through prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki will apply for the accused person to be denied bail. She sought to be granted five days to prepare an affidavit in reply to the bail application by her lawyer Philip Murgor.

The court heard that the prosecution needed time to contact the witness protection Agency and redact part of the statements of all the protected witnesses.

She submitted that there were compelling reason to show the court why she should not be granted bail.

Murgor opposed the request for more time stating that she has been in custody for 37 days and therefore, the prosecution had enough time to contact the witness protection agency and do file their reply.

Justice Mutuku declined to grant the prosecution the five days and ordered the parties to appear before her on Friday morning, for hearing of the bail application.

The Dutch national was found dead in an underground tank at his palatial home in Runda, almost two months after he was reported missing.

The police arrested his wife as the primary suspect in his murder.

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