Kenya

Court of Appeal Judge Sankale ole Kantai released on police bond

Judge Sankale ole Kantai

Citizen Digital reports that he has been ordered to appear at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters on Monday awaiting arraignment.

The judge had been arrested on Friday morning in Kiembeni, Mombasa before he was brought to Nairobi.

According to reports, homicide detectives grilled him the whole day before he was taken to Muthaiga Police Station.

Police are also said to be considering charging Justice Kantai with accessory after the fact in the Tob Cohen murder case.

Kantai is allegedly a close friend to the main suspect in the Tob Cohen murder case: Sarah Wairimu.

Sarah Wairimu
Sarah Wairimu

There has been outrage from members of the public after leaked messages between Sarah Cohen suggested that they were involved romantically.

Intimate chat between Judge and murder suspect that led to his arrest

Detectives claim that the judge ‘coached’ Wairimu as investigations were ongoing.

In October last year, DCI George Kinoti accused Wairimu and her lawyer Phillip Murgor of trying to control investigations and the trial process.

The late Cohen, a tours and travel magnate had lived in Kenya since 1987 but went missing n July last year.

His body was later found in an underground tank at his Kitisuru home with the legs and hands bound.

Wairimu was then arrested and later remanded at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison for over 40 days.

However, she was freed on on Ksh.2 million bail or two sureties of Ksh. 2 million each