The key suspect in the murder of Dutch businessman and former Philip East Africa Chief Executive Officer Tob Cohen, Sarah Cohen spend two nights with a judge at a Kisumu Hotel after Cohen’s death.
According to new revelations by a local daily, Judge Sankale ole Kantai paid air ticket for Sarah to Kisumu, where he was having a conference in 2019.
Sarah traveled all the to Kisumu in a bid to sort help from Justice Kantai on how to write a police statement in her husband’s murder case.
Justice was arrested on Friday on allegations that he helped a suspect ‘Sarah Cohen’ to draft a police statement and also advised her on the case.
The daily paper on their piece claims that they are on possession of text messages where the two are referring to each other as ‘my love.’
In the text messages seen by Daily Nation, Sarah and Sankale met at the Kisumu Aqua Pool Bar and spent two days where the judge was attending a seminar.
“Good morning, Driver left five minutes ago. He is coming for you,” Judge Sankale wrote a text to Sarah.
“Ok love,” Sarah answered as reported by the daily newspaper.
After the two days at the Kisumu Hotel, Sarah is said to have flown back to Nairobi to write the police statement. She is being accused of sending a police statement to the judge for edits.
“This is what the police have recorded, peruse, add/remove what is necessary and return…,” read a text Sarah sent to Sankale.
Businessman Tob Cohen was last year September found murdered and dumped in a septic tank at his Kitsuru home compound after he was announced missing three weeks earlier.
His wife Sarah Cohen was treated as the first suspect and retained by police where she was later released on bail following Judge Sankale’s ruling where he argued that the suspect also had rights.
Judge Sankale was admitted to the judiciary eight years ago by former president Mwai Kibaki where, as the Court of Appeal judge he has made decisions on major national cases.