Sarah Wairimu is finally free after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji dropped murder charges against her.
This is after Justice Daniel Ogembo allowed the application for withdrawal that was made by the DPP last week and discharged Wairimu and her co-accused Peter Karanja.
Judge Ogembo dismissed objection by family members saying the family’s objections lack merit and he was not convinced by their argument that the DPP acted in bad faith while deciding to withdraw the charges.
“This court is not convinced by victims that DPP exercised his powers in bad faith and the objections raised do not have merit and are dismissed. I allow the “Nolle prosequi” (not to wish to prosecute). The accused persons are accordingly discharged,” said the judge.
However, the judge refrained from dealing with Wairimu’s request for an order directing the State security agencies to release the matrimonial home to her together with her car and a pet dog.
The home has been under the control of police since July 2019 over allegation that it is a scene of crime.
“On return of property held by police, they could be part of dispute pending in other courts,” said Justice Ogembo.
Sarah, was arrested in relation to the murder of her late husband Tobb Cohen who was reported missing on July 19,2019.
Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) failed to locate him until the body was discovered in a septic tank at their residence.
His wife denied the murder charges and faulted two politicians in Cohen’s disappearance and accused police investigators of being used to cover up and protect the alleged killers.
Sarah said that they wanted to take over her husband’s property and disinherit her as she pushed for fresh investigations and grilling of former DCI boss George Kinoti.
The trial however failed to proceed after investigators failed to supply the defence lawyers with the evidence.