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VIDEO: DCI out to fix innocent woman in Cohen’s murder -Wairimu’s lawyer

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Lawyer Philip Murgor has defended Sarah Wairimu against allegations linking her to the gruesome murder of Dutch businessman Tob Cohen.

Addressing the media on Saturday, just a day after the body of Cohen was pulled out of a septic tank at his Kitisuru home, Murgor said Wairimu was innocent by law and based on evidence.

“She is innocent by law and on the basis of the evidence regardless of what the investigators say,” he said, adding that until proven guilty, she is innocent. Murgor hit out at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for trying to create a narrative that her client is guilty even before the postmortem and investigations are complete to frame his client.

He has also accused DCI boss George Kinoti of bungling the investigations after he led a team of detectives to Cohen’s home without informing Wairimu.

Murgor has also claimed that DCI has roped in the media to push a narrative aimed at incriminating Wairimu even before the postmortem results are out.“A section of the media has been used to run a narrative that Tob Cohen Sarah Wairimu is guilty,”

Murgor said that despite being charged with murder, they are yet to see any single statement implicating her. She faces murder yet not even a single statement or a post-mortem was attached to the charge sheet,” she said.

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She said Wairimu has nothing to do with the murder saying she has been in police custody since July 28 when she was arrested and has never visited their Kitsuru home until Friday when Cohen’s body was found.

She was arrested on July 28 as soon as she invoked her right to remain silent and have her lawyer represent her“For 17 days she has had no opportunity to do anything in her house, except twice when she was taken to take a bathe and change her clothes accompanied by DCI officers,” he said.

Murgor has taken issues with the way the investigative team has handled the matter saying from the onset, it seems the outcome has been one, to incriminate Wairimu.

He cited an incident where the police applied to treat the home of Cohen as a scene of crime yet there is no law requiring police to treat a place as a scene of the crime.“They appeared before Kiambu court seeking orders to treat the house as a crime scene which the court granted,” he said court.

“It seems DCI wanted an opportunity to say there is something they have found.”Court gave them the go-ahead to investigate the place, but they did not move until Tuesday. He also wondered why the DCI team stopped the search on Thursday when they were a few metres away from the manhole where the body was later retrieved on Friday.

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Fishy search

The search was proceeding well on Wednesday when all over sudden an officer stopped the search saying they were to continue the following day.“Enough of the search for today.

We will continue the search on Thursday it is the same Thursday that Sarah was charged,” the officer is said to have ordered the team. Instead of going back to the scene, the DCI takes Sarah to Kilimani and charge her with murder.The investigating team is reported to have taken all the keys of the home and ordered the two boys in the home not to come out of their houses.

“DCI through Maxwell Otieno ordered the caretakers not to come out no matter what they hear and the boys heeded.It is then that the team returned on Friday and headed straight to the manhole where the body of Chen was found.His hands were tied and a rope fastened around his neck.

The body was in a blue jeans, which Wairimu had told police he was wearing on the day he disappeared.Cohen, 71, was last seen on July 19 and has been missing for 43 days.

Wairimu is currently remanded at Lang’ata Women’s Prison. She was presented before the court on September 12 and ordered to undergo a mental evaluation to determine her fitness to stand trial for the murder of her husband.

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Kinoti has described Mr Cohen had been murdered in his house and they were right after all. “I told you we will get to the bottom of this,” Mr Kinoti told Cohen’s sister Gabriella as the two hugged.

-Standardmedia.co.ke


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I left Twitter because people insulted me a lot:Uhuru

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenyans on Twitter were too hostile to him that is why he left.

Speaking during the launch of the the drive for the signatures for the Building Bridges Initiative, President Uhuru Kenyatta said he would spend so much time on Twitter, going through what people were saying and all he would see were abuses which would get to him.

He said he has been listening to people and talks to them before making decisions, but going to Twitter to see what people were saying was not a pleasant experience for him. He now says he would rather spend time with his wife in the evening before sleeping and wake up to go to work.

Mimi hata huko Twitter, mimi niliondoka huko, nikaona hio kitu ni bure ni matusi tu, unakaa hapo unasoma, haulali, halafu unapiga simu, unaona vile huyo mtu amenitusi, afadhali nilale bana, nipige story na mama kidogo hapo, nilale, niamke, niende kazi, dunia iendelee,” he said.

Uhuru left Twitter in 2018 . He was most followed leader in Sub-Saharan Africa on Twitter with more than three million followers.


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Do you know this man caught on CCTV stealing laptop in Mirema flat? – VIDEO

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CCTV footage has emerged showing the moment a man stole a laptop from a house in a city flat.

The footage, captured last week, shows the unidentified male masquerading as a tenant of the flat and waiting as a tenant opens the gate door before he follows her in.

The man then starts going around the flat looking for any unlocked doors.

The suspect is seen moving floor after floor until he finally finds an unlocked door.

He then gets in and hastily makes away with a bag with what is understood to be a laptop.

Mr Muriithi, the landlord of Mufu Heights, which is located along Mirema Road in Nairobi, suspects that the man captured on CCTV could be working for a moving company.

Spotted in the apartment

He said that it was the second time the man had been spotted in the apartment. In the first incident, a tenant lost a wristwatch.

“We suspect that he works for a moving company and he helped a tenant to either move in or out and he came back and surveyed the building sometime in September. He has returned and a tenant has lost a laptop,” Mr Mureithi said.

He added that the victim had left the house without locking the door because his wife had forgotten her keys in the house.

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The matter was reported at Kasarani police station with members of the public being requested to help in identifying him.


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Shock as man admits to killing his wife and her lover

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He came home, found his friend in bed with his wife, picked up a panga and murdered them in cold blood before handing himself over to the police.

At least that is what a 40-year-old suspect only identified as Lorumeta wants the police to believe after making a deranged and shocking entrance to Karuna Police Station while brandishing a bloodied machete with a murderous look in his eyes and babbling incoherently.

The incident has left residents of Karuna village in Moiben Sub-county in shock amid claims of a salacious love affair between the man’s wife and his friend.

Both Lorumeta and his friend were employed as casual labourers at Kaptebei Farm, locals said.

Members of the public who had gone to seek services at the station were forced to scamper to safety as police disarmed the suspect before locking him up in the cells.

Motive of murder 

On interrogation, Lorumeta told police he was fed up with his cheating wife’s shameless actions.

Confirming the Saturday afternoon incident, County Police Commander Ayub Ali said the bodies of Nancy Cheruto and Cheruiyot Lomorian, which had deep cuts, were taken to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem examination.

READ ALSO:   VIDEO: Cohen's body was "planted" in the compound a few days ago, declares Sarah Wairimu

The police boss said investigations are underway to establish the facts. He said the suspect will be charged in court as soon as the investigations are complete.

“For now, the motive of this killing is yet to be known. We are not going to speculate as to the cause of this shocking murder until the investigations are complete,” said Mr Ali.

He added that police cannot rely on the allegations of the suspect until they conduct in-depth investigations.

by nation.co.ke


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