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Why Cohen’s Wife Wairimu Might Fail To Inherit Late Husband’s Wealth.

Sarah Wairimu Cohen.
Sarah Wairimu Cohen.

Late Tob Cohen’s wife Sarah Wairimu might miss out on inheritance of wealth and property if found guilty of committing the grievous murder of her husband.

According to a series of tweets by the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI), it is in the Kenyan law that if a person is guilty of committing the offences of murder, then they cannot legally inherit or claim access to the property left behind.

For instance, the section 96(1) of the Law of Succession affirms the DCI’s statements as it reads;

“Notwithstanding any provision of this Act, a person who, while sane, murders another person shall not be entitled directly or indirectly to any share in the estate of the murdered person, and the persons beneficially entitled to shares in the estate of the murdered person shall be ascertained as though the murderer had died immediately before the murdered person.” read the tweet.

READ ALSO: Billionaire Cohen Was  Killed In His House, Says DCI Kinoti In Case Of Murder Most Foul.

Tob Cohen a Dutch tycoon had gone missing two months ago, with the wife alleging that he had taken a time out and decided to seek medical attention abroad.

However, his body was found last week in an underground tank in his own compound, where he had been dumped after gruesomely murdered.

It was ascertained that the two; Cohen and the Wife were experiencing marital problems and going through a face of a messy divorce.

The wife who is currently the main suspect in the murder case and in custody has however refuted claims of having a hand in plotting the murder, although all evidences link her to it.

A shocking revelation in court on Monday indicated that Sarah through her lawyer Philip Murgor wanted to be released on bail to fight for her properties which she allegedly co-owned with the husband.

One of the leading daily newspapers carried the headline, something that shocked majority of Kenyans since it was against the human conscience, where she was to ask for time to mourn and burry her husband.

“Free me to fight for my properties,” read the headline of the Newspaper.

READ ALSO: Unravelling Details Of Cohen’s Murder Puts Ex-MPs Husband On the Spot.

The case before the DCI is a tough one although Kinoti has pledged to get into the bottom of it and fight the perpetrators by bringing them to justice.

Going by the recent tweets from the DCI, it is obvious that the case has taken a new angle which might cost her all the wealth that the late husband left behind as well as year behind bars.

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