Sarah Wairimu Cohen, the widow of the late Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen, is in court again demanding for release of her two pet dogs allegedly in custody of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Earlier, the widow had accused the DCI of being obsessed with punishing her and lying about two of her pet dogs’ whereabouts.
Wairimu, through Lawyer Phillip Murgor, accused the state of being cagey about the whereabouts of the two dogs named Major and Snow, causing her needless distress.
The widow, who was left empty-handed by her husband in his Will, launched a fresh fight to regain her home, car and pet dogs.
The two pet dogs are currently under the care of Karen’s animal welfare society.
On Tuesday, March 23, Wairimu accused the DCI, Inspector General of Police and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) of violating her rights. The widow also wants the court to suspend her murder case in which she was charged alongside businessman Peter Karanja.
Wairimu is the prime suspect in her husband’s alleged murder case.
The suspect also wants the court to compel the DCI, the police and DPP to take an inventory of items at her matrimonial home in Kitisuru Nairobi, which is guarded by the police as a crime scene.
Wairimu lawyer’s, Murgor, said the inventory would avoid theft, vandalism, further wastage and destruction of the property due to negligence and lack of maintenance which might happen under police care.
She told the police to allow her back home for her exclusive control of the home as the surviving spouse.
In addition, Wairimu wants the police to hand over her Porsche Cayenne, KBW 171 G, which she referred to as personal property.
A fortnight ago, a similar petition was dismissed by the High Court’s constitutional and human rights division.