Murdered Dutch Businessman Tob Cohen Laid to Rest in Nairobi

Murdered Dutch Businessman Tob Cohen Laid to Rest in Nairobi

Sarah Wairimu, the estranged wife of slain Dutch national Tob Cohen is among mourners who attended the tycoon’s burial on Tuesday.

The 71-year-old businessman was buried at the Jewish Cemetery on Wangari Maathai Road on Tuesday afternoon in accordance with Jewish traditions.

Wairimu, who is the prime suspect in the murder of her husband, was escorted by prison officers to the venue shortly before the burial ceremony began.

Others who attended the funeral include former government spokesperson Muthui Kariuki, President Kenyatta’s uncle Ngengi Muigai, cousin Captain Kung’u Muigai and officials from the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi.

The interment was initially set to take place on Monday but was postponed to Tuesday after organizers failed to find 10 Jewish priests and a Rabbi to bury him.

Sources said Cohen was high up in the Jewish religious hierarchy and it would take the presentation of 10 priests each with their own verse to bury him, according to Citizen TV.

Cohen, who had lived in Kenya for 32 years, was found dead on September 13th and his body dumped inside an underground water tank at his home in Kitisuru, Nairobi. 

The 71-year-old tours and travel tycoon had been missing since July 19th.


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