Thursday September 26, 2019-Prominent lawyer Philip Murgor has accused former Gatundu North MP, Patrick Muiruri, of threatening and insulting him at the burial of Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen on Tuesday.
In a letter to Parklands Police Station, Murgor, who is representing Cohe’s widow Sarah Wairimu,claimed that Muiruri confronted him and uttered an unprintable insult before shouting: “I will deal with you outside.”
According to Murgor, the altercation occurred after he asked Muiruri’s daughter to leave the Jewish cemetery where Cohen was being buried, as the event was restricted to family members only.
“At the funeral of the late Tob Cohen, I was confronted by one Patrick Muiruri, a Kiambu politician who menacingly shouted at me not to pick on his daughter, but on him if I wanted a confrontation. Earlier on instructions from my client, I had politely requested the daughter of Muiruri to leave the cemetery as the funeral was agreed to be a private ceremony for family only,” Murgor said.
“Thereafter, he insulted me and shouted: ‘I will deal with you outside.’ As he advanced towards me, he was restrained by Mr. Chege Kirundi, and Mr Cliff Ombeta – Advocates who luckily were on hand. The incident was witnessed by George Ouma, an advocate.” Murgor added.
Muiruri has been late Tob Cohen’s friend for close to 30 years and he has been claiming that it was Sarah Wairimu, who killed her husband.
Tob Cohen, 71, went missing on July 19 but 42 days later his body was found inside a septic tank in his Kitisuru home.
The Kenyan DAILY POST