The widow of Dutch Tycoon Sarah Wairimu was on Wednesday allowed to view the body of Tob Cohen under tight security at the Chiromo Mortuary.

The court ruled that Wairimu be allowed to attend the postmortem of Cohen.


Wairimu, a suspect in her husband’s killing, adorned a pink long blouse with a black trouser.

Detained Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen's widow accosted by officers to Chiromo mortuary on September 18, 2019./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Detained Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen’s widow accosted by officers to Chiromo mortuary on September 18, 2019./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Looking all dolled up, Wairimu walked with her navy blue sweater wrapped around her neck as she sauntered into the Chiromo mortuary compound under tight security.

Accompanied by her lawyer, Philip Murgor, Wairimu appeared unfazed by the events happening at the mortuary.

Detained Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen's widow arrives at Chiromo mortuary on September 18, 2019./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Detained Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen’s widow arrives at Chiromo mortuary on September 18, 2019./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

To many, Wairimu, who is a detainee at Lang’ata Women’s prison could be described as having a stone face with no iota of sadness, unlike other inmates.

Also present was Cohen’s sister Gabrielle Van Straten accompanied by her husband.

Straten who wore a cream blouse and black panties was seen shedding tears compelling her to wear dark shades.

Dutch Tycoon's sister accompanied by the husband arrives at the Chiromo mortuary./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Dutch Tycoon’s sister accompanied by the husband arrives at the Chiromo mortuary./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Judge Stella Mutuku ordered that Wairimu be escorted by police from Lang’ata Women’s prison to Chiromo mortuary where the exercise is set to be conducted.

Her lawyer Philip Murgor made the application for the order on Tuesday.

Wairimu, regarded as a prime suspect, will take a plea on September 26. She has denied killing her husband who filed for divorce in court.

Tob Cohen's sister./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Tob Cohen’s sister./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Cohen’s body was found in an underground water tank by DCI detectives at his Kitisuru home last week

He had been reported missing on July 19 with his phones switched off.