The Kenyan police have identified three new people as suspects in the investigation into the disappearance of Tob Cohen, the 69-year-old former CEO of Philips East Africa. Last week, three suspects, including his wife, were arrested.

Among the three new suspects are two high-ranking women “with political connections”, local media report. The third suspect is a man who visited his wife around the disappearance of Cohen in mid-July. Cohen had been in divorce with his wife for months at the time of his disappearance. Among other things, he accused her of mistreatment.

According to his wife, Sarah Wairimu, Cohen had left for Thailand for medical assistance. Investigators have never been able to find evidence for this. Moreover, this weekend it turned out that his phone was away from his house. According to the police, that is extra proof that a crime may have been committed.

His wife was arrested last week, but not charged with the disappearance of the Dutchman.

“Cohen is very likely kidnapped from his hometown,” said Detective Maxwell Otieno. “He may have been taken to an unknown location where the abduction may have resulted in a murder.”

The Wairimu telephone is thoroughly investigated during the investigation. Calls, text messages and financial transactions are examined.

Investigation services take into account that the businessman has been taken to a construction site. Wairimu is developing a hotel. Cohen’s body may have been poured into the concrete of the foundation.

Today Wairimu comes to court. Then it becomes clear whether she can be held for another fourteen days, writes local newspaper Daily Nation. Then it is also determined whether the house of the couple is designated as a crime scene.

According to local police, the woman persuaded several people to lie about how Cohen left his house and where he went. It is difficult for the police to sue the Wairimu for murder if the body of Cohen is not found.

A video that the woman posted twenty days after the disappearance of Cohen on YouTube is further proof that the police are investigating. In the video the woman says that her husband smoked a lot, drank and used drugs. That is why, according to her, he would be aggressive.

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