Kenya: Court Allows Wairimu to Attend Cohen’s Burial in Nairobi

Kenya: Court Allows Wairimu to Attend Cohen’s Burial in Nairobi

The High Court has directed the officer commanding Lang’ata Women Prison to escort Sarah Wairimu Kamotho to attend the burial of Tob Cohen, her husband.

Lady Justice Stellah Mutuku Monday morning directed the Lang’ata prison boss to facilitate the presence of Wairimu at the burial of Cohen whose body was found in the septic in his compound, almost 60 days after he was reported missing.

Lawyer George Ouma appearing with Philip Murgor for Sarah Wairimu in the murder case against her, said all the parties held a meeting and agreed she be allowed to attend the funeral at the Jewish Cemetery along Nairobi’s Wangari Maathai Road on Monday afternoon.


“We have agreed with family lawyer Cliff Ombeta that Sarah be allowed to attend the burial of her late husband,” Mr Ouma said.

He said it will not be prejudicial or harmful if she attends the burial ceremony.

Mr Ombeta said they had agreed that there was no need to engage in a fresh round of legal tussle.

“We met on September 19 before this application was filed and agreed there is no need of a tag of war over attendance. There is no property in a corpse,” Mr Ombeta told the judge.

State prosecutor Nicholas Muteti said the State is not taking sides in the matter.

“Ours is to facilitate the parties once they agree,” Mr Muteti said.