Sarah Wairimu and Cohen

Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen loved Kenya. The former Chief Executive Officer of Dutch conglomerate Philips East Africa lived in Kenya for more than 30 years before he was murdered.

Tob Cohen
Tob Cohen

Cohen who went missing on July 20 was found dead in an underground tank at his palatial home in Kitisuru. His wife Sarah Wairimu Kamotho, who is the main suspect in Cohen’s murder is being held at Lang’ata Women’s prison.

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Cohen loved Kenyan as his home and owned top companies Kenya Golf Safaris – a golf trips and tournaments organizer – and Lotus Care Travel – for medical trips.

Sarah Wairimu
Sarah Wairimu with her mzungu husband

He was a social man used to communicate with his friends on Facebook a few years ago, before he became inactive.

Tob Cohen
Tob’s Facebook profile

His last Facebook conversation was between him and a friend and fellow golfer Eric Veenhuyzen. Below is their conversation,

Eric: Tob, played 18 holes with Gabri and Roy this afternoon at Olympus! You get greetings from them!

Tob: Cohen How small the world is especially with facebook and golf! have you seen my “commercial” facebook page

Eric: Haha, yes, isn’t it? A week and a half ago I was sitting on a terrace in Willemstad on Curacao and suddenly I heard “Hey Eric, I thought I recognized your voice!” Are you on the other side of the world and you meet someone you know 🙂 When will you return to the Netherlands? For the KLM Open? Your commercial page looks good.

Tob Cohen is set to be buried soon after today’s postmortem results.

His death has left many in shock and one of his friends Esther Ndisi Bertoli has shared a touching message which read,

Sadness horror and disbelief at Tobs demise. Justice must prevail and perpetrators punished accordingly
Rest In Peace dear friend we will miss your sense of humor, your friendship.

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