Postmortem results: Injury That Killed Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen Revealed
Postmortem results: Injury That Killed Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen Revealed: Slain Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen died from a severe head injury inflicted by a blunt object, autopsy report released on Friday has revealed.
According to Citizen Digital, the postmortem examination results that were presented before Milimani Law Courts Judge Stella Mutuku revealed that a blow to the right side of the head is what killed him.
“The body was of a male adult of a Caucasian race who had been preserved by refrigeration and was decomposing….in a black Polyethylene bag, yellow Polyethylene bag and red Polyethylene bag,” the local media quotes the report.
Cohen’s body was retrieved from an underground water tank at his Kitisuru home on Friday, September 13, nearly two months after he went missing.
Pathologists who conducted the examination collected 10 samples from the deceased’s body, which were used to arrive at the conclusions.
In their report, Chief Government Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor and four other members of his team noted that the body was found to be decomposed with maggot infestation while the eyes had been blindfolded, hands and feet bound with a rope at the neck, indicating that he might have been tortured before being killed.
Cohen’s hands were fractured with overlaying bruises while his upper lip was found to be torn on the inside.
The body was reported to have had multiple rib injuries and bruises on the diaphragm. It also had bruises on the right side of the face and his left earlobe also had lacerations.
Pathologists used finger and toenail DNA samples for the postmortem examination. They also used twigs and vegetation found embedded in the body.
Cohen was interred on Tuesday, September 24, at the Jewish cemetery in Nairobi
Two suspects including his wife Sarah Wairimu were implicated in the businessman’s murder.
Ms Wairimu on Thursday denied murder charges levelled against her. Her bail ruling has been set for Friday, October 11.
Police are also holding Peter Karanja, estranged husband to Gilgil MP Martha Martha Wangari, who is accused of helping Ms Wairimu eliminate Cohen.
The court on Thursday directed that he undertakes a mental test at Mathari Hospital on Tuesday, October 8.