Sarah Wairimu Cohen

“Even as we stand here, many of the ones responsible for Tob’s death here in sheepskin, believe you me, your days are also numbered,” this was Sarah Wairimu’s words at the burial of her murdered husband, Tob Cohen.

Cohen was brutally killed and his body dumped in a septic tank in the backyard of his house in Kitisuru.

According to medical scans, his head was smashed in, his limbs broke, an indication he was tortured.

DCI George Kinoti who together with his team described the murder as “gruesome”.

Cohen was buried at the Jewish Cemetery in Nairobi. In attendance were close family and friends.

Photos of Sarah Wairimu Cohen burying murdered husband

Tob Cohen funeralHis widow who is incarcerated in connection with the murder at Langata Women’s Prison was at the funeral after a court order.

Sarah said the killers of her husband were at the gathering, pretending to be family, calling them wolves in sheepskin.

“Those responsible for Tob’s, death (are here) yet pretending to be sheep and purporting to be family. I will fight back,” she said.


“It’s been painful but I’m glad the family members who are pretending as family….yours is another story.”

Photos of Tob Cohen’s widow, Sarah Wairimu by his graveside

Sarah Wairimu CohenPaying tribute to her hubby she continued,

“One thing I know about my husband is that he was a real Simba. A [lion], he was not scared of anybody. One thing Tob taught me is not to not take no for an answer. So even in this, I’m going to fight.”

Cohen’s brother, Bernard paid tribute saying,

“Today we are gathered here to bury my brother for the second time, but this time with dignity,” he said, a reference to the discovery of the body in a water tank.

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