Slain businessman Tob Cohen’s family lawyer Cliff Ombeta has rubbished claims that Cohen’s will that was slated to be read today has been compromised.
Speaking to reporters at Bruce House in Nairobi Ombeta accused Philip Murgor, the lawyer for Cohen’s widow Sarah Wairimu, of soiling the reputation of lawyer Chege Kirundi whose firm prepared the will.
“He is trying to throw mud into the water and say that nobody is going to have a bath in that water (sic),” said Ombeta.
The advocate asked Murgor to challenge the will in the correct avenues if he had any problems with it.
“At this particular moment it is being opened; the will is sealed and has no problem.”
Sarah Wairimu, a suspect in the murder of her husband, has refused to attend the will-reading session claiming that the document has been ‘severely compromised’ after a local daily published, on September 16, published what it described as contents of the will.
The article claimed that Cohen bequeathed his sister Gabrielle Van Straten a Sh400m-villa, prompting Wairimu to cast doubts on the legitimacy of the will.
Cohen will be interred at the Jewish Cemetery along Wangari Mathai Road, Nairobi, on Monday in a private burial ceremony which only close relatives will attend. ?