Wairimu did not kill Cohen, says lawyer Murgor

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Lead Counsel Philip Murgor has accused Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DC) of framing up Sarah Wairimu in the chilling murder of Dutch businessman Tob Cohen.
Murgor who is acting for Wairimu said she was innocent and has nothing to do with Cohen’s killing.
“She is innocent regardless of what the investigators say,” he said, adding that until proven guilty, she is innocent.
Murgor claimed DCI are 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 proecuting the case in the media and also 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 Wairiumu even before the postmortem results are out.
“A section of the media has been used to run a narrative that Wairimu is guilty,”
Murgor said that despite being charged with murder, they are yet to see any single statement implicating Wairimu.
“She faces murder yet not even a single statement or a post-mortem was attached to the charge sheet,” she said.
He 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.
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 was last seen on July 19 and has been missing for 63 days before his body was retrieved in a septic tank at their K
Wairimu is currently remanded at Lang’ata Women’s Prison.
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.

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