Officer Shot Dead Inside Police Station

Officers on duty at a police station in Kenya in a photo dated 2020

Monday, July 5: Police officers in Nakuru have identified Corporal Caroline Kangogo as the main suspect accused of killing Constable John Ogweno at Kasarani police station, Nakuru County.

The deceased had been shot dead on the right side of his head at the station's parking lot. 

The police are currently in pursuit of the suspect.

A police officer on Monday, July 5, was found murdered inside his car at Kasarani police station's parking lot, Nakuru County.

According to a police report seen by, Sergeant Joseph Ologe spotted the car with the engine still running and the driver's window shattered.

The report filed under OB number 20/5/7/2021, revealed that the sergeant peeped inside the car only to find Constable John Ogweno lying on the car seat with blood oozing from their nose.

Undated image of An entrance to a Police Station
An image of a police station in Kenya

"Police officers led by D/SCPC Nakuru East, SCCIO Nakuru East and OCS Nakuru visited the scene and confirmed that the officer had passed on.

"It is suspected that he was shot on the right side of the head and bled to death," read part of the police report.

At the scene, the police recovered an empty cartridge of 9 mm rounds, the stone that was used the smash the driver's window as well as an iron bar.

The deceased's firearm, a pistol registered under S/NO 94676, is however missing.

The police affirmed that efforts to retrieve the pistol are ongoing as well as uncovering the details surrounding the mysterious death of the officer.

The news comes as deaths revolving around the police force have become rampant in the recent past, causing growing concern among the public. 

A DCI officer attached to Karen Police Station, collapsed and died after attending a colleague's party in Upper Hill, Nairobi.

Police reports indicated that Anne Wanjiru Waiganjo suddenly collapsed during the event held at Baita restauarant on Saturday, July 3.

Investigations are ongoing as the police try to uncover the officer's cause of death. 

An undated image of a police vehicle at a scene of a crime
A police vehicle pictured at a scene of a crime


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