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Sarah Wairimu now demands her husband’s body



Sarah Wairimu, a suspect in the death of her husband, Tob Cohen, on Wednesday wrote to Chiromo Mortuary demanding that the body of the slain Dutch businessman be released to her.

In a letter seen by Nairobi News, her lawyer Philip Murgor said that his client demands that after the postmortem exercise, the body of the late Cohen should not be released to anyone else.

“Our client demands that the remains are not released to Gabriele Cohen as she has no legal authority or mandate to take our client’s body let alone bury him,” reads the letter in part.

The lawyer further indicated that Wairimu is still lawfully married to the late Cohen.

He argues that Cohen’s sister was in a hurry to be given the body of their client and to quickly bury him at unknown place and thereafter leave the country.

“We have been instructed to object to the release of the remains of Tob Cohen to Gabriel Cohen, for whatever purpose,” the letter added.

He insisted that Ms Wairimu was innocent under the Kenyan Constitution and nothing has happened so far to take away her right to her husband’s body.


According to Murgor, the charge which is facing her shall be dealt with in court but it does not take way the right of a wife to a husband’s body and the right to bury it with the deserved dignity.

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“We therefore demand that the burial permit be issued to no one but herself, or ourselves on her behalf.”

He added that Ms Wairimu has undertaken to pay the preservation charges for the body.

Wairimu, who is the prime suspect and currently remanded at Langata Women’s Prison, was on Wednesday allowed to view the body of her late husband under tight security at the Chiromo Mortuary.

A Nairobi court had on Tuesday ruled that Wairimu be allowed to attend the postmortem of Cohen.

She is expected to take a plea on September 26. The body of the Dutch millionaire was found at his home on September 13 almost two months after he disappeared.

by Nairobi News

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Size 8: miscarriage nearly broke my marriage



Gospel singer Size 8 has revealed how her miscarriage in 2018 almost ended her marriage with DJ Mo.

In an interview with Parents magazine, the singer admitted that the experience taught her the value of life, family and friends.

“The miscarriage really affected us. We fought a lot and we blamed each other since we did not know how to deal with it. It was very bad; but with our son, we were able to come together and support each other,” she said.

Despite the tragic nature of the miscarriage, in the end, she says, it brought them closer as they leaned on each other for support during the difficult time.

“It has actually brought us closer as a couple, which is something we realised later,” she said.

Size 8 said that she opened up about the miscarriage, but her husband was very quiet and did not talk about the topic at all but inside, the experience was hurting him too.

Their marriage was not perfect

“When you lose a baby, things change. It was very hard on me but I knew I had to be strong for Linet (Size 8) and Wambo. If we let our grieving take over, it would have affected Wambo because we wouldn’t be able to give her attention,” explained the seasoned gospel DJ.

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The couple said their marriage was not perfect. What made it work was their relationship with God.

“Even before you try to resolve issues, the fear of God helps you see where you have gone wrong and it makes solving things easier. We’ve also learnt to see our mistakes first before pointing out the speck,” the mother of two said.

She also admitted that after the marriage, she did not want to submit to her husband.

The couple got married in their twenties and submission was one problem she was struggling with, Size 8 said.

“I’m an alpha female and I had the wrong concept of submission so we had a couple of fights over it. To me, it sounded like slavery,” she said.

However, after talking to JCC pastor Rev. Kathy Kiuna, she understood submission was about recognising the power and importance of her husband’s role in marriage.

“Reverend Kathy Kiuna explained to me that it was simply about recognizing the authority of my husband as the head of the home. I think I just lacked the wisdom on how to handle things,” said the Mateke hit-maker.

On the other hand, DJ Mo was also having issues while trying to adapt to marriage life. He had to learn to share his thoughts with his wife without holding back.

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“I never used to open up, even when we had issues. I was not mature enough to realise that the wall I had put up also affected my partner. There are just some things you learn when you are in the marriage,” the DJ said.

Size 8 said the marriage was easier when they did not have children but now that they do, they are happier as a family.

“They bring us joy but it has also been a tough balancing act to be able to have time for them and also for themselves as a couple. It needs a lot of wisdom from God to crack it,” said the gospel artiste.


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Murang’a: Outrage as body of a Covid-19 victim is buried at night



The burial of a Covid-19 victim in Kangema, Murang’a County on Saturday has sparked outrage after it emerged that County health officials delayed close to midnight.

The body arrived from Thika Level 5 hospital in Kiambu County, and was scheduled to be buried by 3 pm.

After waiting in vain for over seven hours for the County Health officials to arrive, the family members took the body of the deceased to a police station prompting an outcry on social media.

A few minutes past 10pm, Murang’a county health officials arrived with protective equipment and laid the body to rest.

Murang’a Health CEC Joseph Mbai blamed Thika Hospital for not notifying the County that the deceased had died of Covid-19.

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Critics blamed health and County officials for discrimination in handling Covid-19 cases. They said only the rich families are accorded dignity.

John Pianist wrote; “your people are buried like dogs especially those from poor backgrounds”


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Kenyan buried in the US after mysterious death



A Kenyan who has been serving in the US army and mysteriously died last week was on Friday laid to rest.

Mr John Moreka died while he was in the company of friends after he fell unconscious in his car.

Ms Agnes Sobi, a cousin of the late Moreka, said that he died on May 11, 2020, at the Grand Prairie Texas in the US.

“As a family, we lost a man who was loved by all, we shall really miss him,” she said.

Another relative, John Omosa took to his Facebook page to mourn the late who was his uncle.

“May you rest in peace uncle,” he said.

Mr Moreka died while in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after the complications persisted.

His lifeless body was then taken to Amalla funeral home in Texas, US.


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