Kenya: Cohen's Secret Will on Multi-Million Estate Courts Fresh Controversy

19 September 2019

Nairobi — Fresh controversy has emerged in Tob Cohen's saga, this time over his multi-million estate, after a lawyer announced plans to open his will on Friday.

Kirundi and Company Advocates has written to lawyer Philip Murgor--who is retained by Cohen's widow Sarah Wairimu, as well as a sister to the deceased Gabrielle, asking them to attend the opening.

But Murgor has fired back a letter questioning the motive of opening a will whose contents were already published in a local newspaper on Monday, stating that Cohen had granted his sister Gabrielle the Sh400 million Kitisuru home.

This new controversy threatens to split the two parties, whose lawyers announced Thursday at a news conference that they had agreed to have Cohen buried at the Jewish Cemetery in Nairobi on Monday.

Wairimu has questioned the authenticity of the said will, while directing his lawyer to keep off from the planned opening, which was slated for Friday at 11.30am.

Murgor said, "it is evident that the confidentiality of the said will has severely been compromised" based on the newspaper reports.

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