The Director of Public Prosecutors has withdrawn murder charges against Sarah Wairimu Cohen who was accused of killing her husband Tob Cohen.
Prosecutor Wangui Gichuhi told the court that they have filed a Nole prosequi in court seeking not to proceed with the matter.
Nole prosequi, a Latin word, is a formal notice of abandonment by a plaintiff or prosecutor of all or part of a suit or action.
Wangui had told Justice Daniel Ogembo that the murder case of Tob Cohen will be handled through an inquest.
Wairimu was facing murder charges following the death of Cohen whose body was discovered in a septic tank in their compound in the couple’s Kitisuru home. He was 71.
Sarah was immediately arrested and later charged with the murder which she denied and was freed on bond.
Cohen had lived in Kenya for 32 years. He died in Nairobi on an unknown date between July 20 and September 13, 2019.