In Summary
  • Tycoon’s widow Sarah Wairimu through lawyer Philip Mr Murgor said the media had reported Cohen had allocated his Sh400 million Villa in Kitisuru to Gabrielle.
  • Mr Murgor told the judge that, as far as Sarah was concerned, 50 per cent of the estate of the late Cohen belongs to her.

  • Mr Murgor also said there is a pending divorce case and the central issue is the property.

The author and custodian of murdered Dutchman Tob Cohen’s will has said there is nothing to hide about the distribution of the estate of the billionaire businessman.

Veteran lawyer Chege Kirundi, who drew the will, said he released it to Cohen’s relatives ahead of Monday’s Jewish funeral because it included details of how he wanted to be buried.

CONTEST

“I released the will to Cohen’s brother and his sister to see his wishes. Whatever they will do with it is up to them,” Mr Kirundi told the Sunday Nation.

The lawyer of over 40 years standing said after the burial of Cohen, contents of the will may be made public.

“I opened the will in my chambers and read it to Bernard Cohen, his brother and sister Gabrielle as the law requires,” Mr Kirundi said.

He said the widow, Sarah Wairimu Kamotho, who is detained at the Lang'ata Womens’ Prison over the death of her husband, has said through her lawyer Philip Murgor that she will contest it at the High Court.

“I wish her the best in her endeavour to contest the will of her late husband,” Mr Kirundi stated.

He said that he did not disclose the contents of the will to anyone else except the immediate family members who intended to know the desires in regard to the disposal of his remains.

DIVORCE

“After the burial at the Jewish Cemetery on Wangari Maathai Road, a decision will be made on making public the contents of the will but before then I cannot disclose what it says,” Mr Kirundi said.

He added that Sarah spoke through Mr Murgor, before Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit, as she applied to be released on bond to fight for her property.

Mr Murgor said the media had reported Cohen had allocated his Sh400 million Villa in Kitisuru to Gabrielle.

Mr Murgor told the judge that, as far as Sarah was concerned, 50 per cent of the estate of the late Cohen belongs to her.

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