Kenyan judge Sankale ole Kantai faces murder charges ( from left)

NAIROBI-(MaraviPost)-A Kenyan judge has been arrested following evidence that linked him to the murder case of Dutch businessman, Tob Cohen.

Judge Sankale ole Kantai is accused of helping the suspect, Sarah Cohen with the murder of his husband whose rotting body was found in a septic tank in his Kitisuru home after he had gone missing for two months.

Investigations revealed that judge Kantai had a controversial relationship with the murder suspect who pleaded not guilty to her husband’s murder and is awaiting trial which gives him a motive for murder.

As quoted by Daily Nation, the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI), George Kinoti said: “We are definitely charging him with murder. We have established a prema faciecase and we are sure it can stand in court.

“It is self-telling. What we are tracing is an involvement as far as 1999. For a murder charge, what to look for is whether there is a motive. In this one, there was a motive by the judge”.

Kantai is also reportedly to have paid for flight ticket for the suspect to take a flight to join him in Kisumu for what is suspected to be an escapade during which the two spent a night together in room 405 at the Acacia Primier Hotel.

He was taken in on Friday for questioning and spent the night at Muthaiga police station but was later rereleased on a police bond on Saturday and is set to appear in court on Monday.

Mr Cohen, immigrated to Kenya as an employee of Philips East Africa and later started his own company organising golf trips. He later married Ms Wairimu who at the time was his personal assistant.

He went missing in July last year and his body was found on September 13, , blindfolded and tied up in a septic tank.

This is not the first time, however, that Justice Sankale has found himself in controversy.

In 2014, Justice Sankale was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence along Ngong Road and he spent a night at the Langata Police Station.

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