Monday September 23, 2019 - The burial of slain Dutch tycoon, Tob Cohen, has been postponed to tomorrow after it failed to meet the requirement of Jewish burial rites.
Tob Cohen was from a family of Jewish immigrants who went to Netherlands in 1930s and was a devoted Jewish even when he settled in Kenya.
According to sources, the burial was postponed because of lack of quorum of priests who were to undertake the burial rights.
For a Jewish burial to proceed, they need at least 10 priests.
Only 8 priests were available and that is the reason the burial was postponed to Tuesday.
Before his death, Cohen had expressed his desire to be given a Jewish send-off, despite having lived in Kenya for more than 30 years.
The body of Tob Cohen was found in a septic tank at his Kitisuru home on 13th September, after disappearing on July 19, 2019.
Cohen’s widow, Sarah Wairimu, who is the chief suspect in the murder, was allowed to attend the burial which was taking place at the Jewish Cemetery along Prof Wangari Maathai Road, Nairobi.
The Kenyan DAILY POST