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Tob Cohen murder case: DPP, DCI clash over evidence; Haji now wants foreign agency to take up case

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  • DPP claims DCI withheld information about Judge Sankale ole Kantai’s link to Tob Cohen’s murder.
  • Cohen’s wife, Sarah Wairimu through her lead counsel Philip Murgor agrees to foreigners taking up probe.

Investigations into the murder of Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen could be taken over by foreign investigators, says Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji.

Cohen’s widow, Sarah Wairimu, through her lead counsel Philip Murgor consented to the move, claiming that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was not thorough in their investigations.

Murgor said Wairimu had called for that as early as November 2019, a few months after Cohen’s body was found in a septic tank at his Kitusuru home.

“Not from Netherlands!”

Wairimu, however, says they will not allow officers from the Netherlands to take up the case, claiming that they have been biased in their reporting.

“We welcome the realization by the DPP that, in fact, the probe by Kinoti is partial and skewed and hence not credible,” The Star quotes Murgor.

DPP, DCI clash over evidence

The senior counsel opines that should the DPP fail to get foreign investigators to take up the case, it should be stopped and the courts appoint an independent judicial officer who will order an inquest into Cohen’s murder.

“This will determine if evidence exists to mount charges,” the lawyer added.

It appears there are differences between the DPP and DCI after emerging reports claimed the investigative agency has been withholding information privy to the case.

For instance, Haji accuses DCI of withholding information about Court of Appeal Judge Sankale Ole Kantai’s involvement in the murder, yet released it to the public.

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