The late Tob Cohen's sister, Gabriele Van Straten, has asked President William Ruto to become involved in the murder prosecution against her brother, which the High Court has since dropped.
In an argumentative interview with a Dutch TV station, Straten said she was shocked to learn that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had ordered the case against Cohen's wife Sarah Wairimu and his co-accused Peter Karanja to be dropped.
"It's dreadful; nobody anticipated me to age by 10 years over night. Dear President Ruto, don't let my brother's killers go free," she pleaded.
Gabriele further stated that she was disappointed to see criminals 'get away' with murder while pleading with the head of state to step in.
"I always said that justice must be served; I don't care about the house because there is so little of it left. We Were at a loss for words, I have no idea what will happen after this, and we need assistance," she continued.
To have Cohen's murder case against Wairimu and her co-accused dropped, DPP Haji urged the High Court. Haji requested that the court dismiss the murder case against the pair in a letter submitted to the High Court Criminal Division.
In a letter signed by Haji's deputy Jancita Nyamosi, it was stated in part, "I hereby enter a Nolle Prosequi (do not prosecute) and inform this Honourable court that the Republic intends that the criminal proceedings against the above-named persons who are charged with the offence of Murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the Penal Code, Laws of Kenya shall not proceed."
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