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What’s Cooking? 44 Police Officers From Caroline Kangogo’s County Transferred

by Musa Abdirahman

Barely days after the late female police officer Caroline Kangogo being buried at her parent’s home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County, a massive transfer of police officers has hit the area.

Reports indicate that Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua has ordered an immediate transfer of 44 police officers.

This is according to orders issued by Mbugua to Sub County Police Commanders via the County Police Headquarters in Iten on Thursday, August 5. 

“Reference is made vide the Regional Police Commander Rift Valley’s letter dated August 3, on the above-mentioned matter. The Deputy Inspector General Kenya Police Service vid his letter dated July 28, has approved the deployment of the following police officers with immediate effect,” the notice reads in part.

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The officers in the ranks of sergeants and corporals were transferred to police stations in 22 counties including Kisumu, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Bungoma, Tharaka Nithi, Nyamira, Embu, Nyeri, Kisii, Migori, Muranga, Homa Bay, Nyandarua, Siaya, Busia, Mombasa, Meru, Kitui, Makueni, Vihiga, Kilifi and Machakos. 

“Release the officers to report to their new stations with immediate effect. Submit casualty returns on departure,” the notice added. 

Kangogo was laid to rest on Thursday July 28 in a low key burial.

There was no gunfire salute and no police officer attended in uniform as Kangogo was buried at her parents’ Nyawa village home in Elgeyo Marakwet county.

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Tradition in the police service would require a 21 gunfire salute, but because of circumstances of her death, Caroline was denied the honours.

Her body was draped in a wedding dress as per her wishes.

Caroline was eulogised as a humble and good officer by friends and relatives.

She was popularly known in the village as “Chemu” and schooled at the local Nyawa Primary School a few meters from the family home.

Family members said they were satisfied with ongoing investigations and the autopsy performed by Chief government pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor.

Oduor carried out the autopsy at the Moi Referral Hospital in Eldoret and said the bullet entered the body through the right chin and exited on the left side of the head and there was a trajectory going through the spine to the brain killing her.

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However he said further investigations would be done to establish if she shot herself or she was shot by someone else.

Kangogo was found dead in a bathroom at her parents’ home days after she was alleged to have killed two police officers.

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