Murder suspect Sarah Wairimu Cohen on Monday collected her personal effects from her matrimonial home in Nairobi’s Kitisuru estate.
Sarah, who is charged with the murder of her Dutch husband Tob Cohen was escorted to the palatial residence by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Also present were lawyers Cliff Ombeta and Danstan Omari who are representing the deceased’s family in the case and Philip Murgor, Sarah’s attorney.
Addressing reporters, lawyer Ombeta said Sarah would be allowed to pick “nothing else…not even a knife…not even a spoon…not even salt…not even wine.”
DCI officers videotaped all of Sarah’s movements in the house to ensure she followed the conditions given by the court. On January 16th, a Nairobi court granted Sarah access to the home but under strict supervision.
The court only allowed the accused person to pick her clothes, shoes, handbags, and grooming tools. The court also directed that she should collect the items only from the rooms she occupied prior to her arrest.
In an application filed in October last year, Sarah pleaded with the court to grant her access to the house, arguing that she was spending a lot of money buying new clothes.