A second key suspect in Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen’s murder case
has appeared before Justice Daniel Ogembo.
Peter Karanja, a businessman, is seeking bail release after Senior
Principal Magistrate Stella Mutuku allowed police to detain the suspect on
grounds for conducting more investigations.
Mr. Karanja was charged alongside Cohen’s widow Sarah
Wairimu Kamotho, who is the prime suspect.
Earlier, his lawyers had requested his release saying he needed
urgent medical attention, after which the judge granted them permission.
“Our client is sick. His blood sugar has gone to critical
levels …we are asking as he continues to stay in police custody that he be
taken to his personal doctor at Aga Khan Hospital on a daily basis. This is
because on Friday he had a terrible condition which we had to seek the intervention of the DCI to have him taken to the hospital,”
The trial, which began at 9 am, is ongoing and News 9 Kenya
is following up for more details.