The Kenyan wife of the disappeared former Philips CEO Tob Cohen was arrested by the Kenyan police on Wednesday. Sarah Wairimu Kamotho, with whom Cohen was embroiled in a bitter divorce, is suspected of being involved in his disappearance.
The Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation reports that Kamotho was arrested on Wednesday evening. She is expected to be charged with the disappearance of her husband, who has been missing any trace since July 19.
Before his disappearance, a number of matters played between the couple, such as their intended divorce and a fight over the ownership of their expensive marital home. Cohen had filed an indictment for assault against Kamotho. She in turn also accused him of violence.
Kamotho initially claimed that Cohen, who set up a well-running golf travel company after Philips at East Africa, had traveled to Thailand for medical treatment. However, the Kenyan police found no evidence that the man left the country.
Police are looking at three strange letters
The day before the disappearance of Cohen, the Dutch embassy in the Kenyan capital Nairobi received a letter signed by Kamotho, in which she stated that "Tob is depressed and has a mental condition that he does not want to be treated for personal reasons, and that this caused and caused many problems ".
After Cohen disappeared, his lawyers received two letters. In those letters, the entrepreneur allegedly instructed them to stop the divorce proceedings. According to the lawyers, the signatures under those letters were clearly forged.
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