Suspected killer cop Caroline Kangogo was on Thursday, July 29 laid to rest at Nyawa Village in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Contrary to the norms, the policewoman was not accorded police burial rites- she was not honoured with a police escort nor a funeral parade to celebrate her life.
The body left Iten County Referral Hospital mortuary on Thursday morning and arrived for burial at her parents’ home.
The ceremony was attended by family members, officers from Nakuru Central where Kangogo served, and hundreds of residents. Kangogo’s former husband, Richard Ngeno, was also in attendance.
Her body was fitted with a wedding dress in line with Kangogo’s request that was obtained from a text message on her phone recovered at the scene of her death with her brother Mark insisting that she deserves a decent burial.
Police were not involved she did not receive the normal 21 gun salute that are fired whenever an officer is laid to rest. In addition, she was not dressed in the police ceremonials which is a tradition.
Her body was fitted with a wedding dress in line with Kangogo’s request that was obtained from a text message on her phone recovered at the scene of her death.
Kangogo was found dead two weeks ago in a bathroom at her parents’ home. Numerous allegations were raised that she may have been killed and her body dumped in their home.
An autopsy conducted at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital on Tuesday revealed that Kangogo died from a single gunshot wound to the head that damaged her brain and skull.
The report indicated that a bullet entered the body through the right chin and exited on the left side of the head. Swabs on her hands were collect for further investigations to establish the truth.