Wife of missing Dutch tycoon to remain in custody as she awaits mental assessment


Wife of the missing Dutch businessman Tob Cohen will be taken for mental assessment before being charged with murder.

The prosecution requested the court to allow the suspect Sarah Wairimu to undergo a mental assessment test by a government psychiatrist to determine whether she is fit to stand trial.

However her lawyer Philip Murgor objected the same saying that the charge sheet could not stand as it was since it was not complete.

Murgor objected plea taking and applied for bail on behalf of his client.

He told the court that there was no shred of evidence produced by the prosecution against his client.

The prosecution through senior Assistant prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki said that they will supply the documents and exhibits they have so far before plea taking since investigations are still ongoing.

Mwaniki told the court that plea can be taken without a body of the a deceased person and can also be sentenced.

The judge directed the matter to matter to be mentioned before the judge of the division on Monday 16th since he is stationed in Garissa.

“Meanwhile the suspect will be remanded at Lang’ata women’s prison,” the judge directed.

Murgor also buffed the court after accusing one of the investigating officers Clement Mwangi of sexually harassing Wairimu.

“Mwangi tells her that if she is nice to them and gets rid of her lawyers, he will make all this go away,” Murgor said.

The judge directed the harassment issue to raised on Monday too.