Experts Poke Holes in Caroline Kangogo's Suicide Scene

  • The late police officer Caroline Kangogo. She was found dead at her parent's bathroom on Friday morning, July 16.
    The late police officer Caroline Kangogo. She was found dead at her parent's bathroom on Friday morning, July 16
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  • A number of lawyers and security experts have poked holes at the manner in which the late police officer Caroline Kangogo met her death.

    The deceased's body was found lying in her parents' bathroom in Elgeyo Marakwet on Friday, July 16.

    A Ceska pistol which was cocked with a magazine loaded with eight rounds of ammunition was found at the scene. Additionally,  one used cartridge and one bullet head was also at the scene.

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    Police fetch Caroline Kangogo's body from her parents' home in Anin, Elgeyo Marakwet County
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    Murder or Suicide

    While a police report indicated that Kangogo had shot herself from below the chin, some experts find it hard to believe and have found loopholes in crime scene photos shared online.

    Criminal advocate Cliff Ombetta insisted that Kangogo did not commit suicide. He argued that the blood spatter would not have been at the front.

    "Gun placed in hand (sic) unlike where it would be because of the recoil. Shows she was brought there and left to bleed," Ombeta opined.

    Security consultant George Musamali told Kenyans.co.ke that the only way Kangogo's case would be declared a suicide was if pathologists and ballistic experts confirmed that it was.

    Crime scene

    Experts questioned whether it was normal for Kangogo to shoot herself and still hold the gun with her hand.

    Musumali stated that it was uncommon for victims to kill themselves and still have guns in their arms.

    He quoted a report by Texas which found that only 25% of victims who died by suicide were found holding their firearms.

    "The question we are asking is why she would shoot herself with hands in her pocket. The gun is on the right hand. If you shoot yourself on the chin, where does the empty cartridge lie? 

    "If you shoot yourself in the head, something will happen to your body. Pathologists should be able to say if she died instantly or not. If she did not die instantly, then how long did she take before she died," he stated.

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    Detectives conduct forensics and ballistic analysis at Caroline Kangogo's parents home in Anin, Elgeyo Maralwet County
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    Suicide note

    The deceased reportedly left a suicide note on a message saved on drafts on her phone.

    In the message, Kangogo had requested to be buried in her wedding dress and to be interred at her parents' home following a fallout with her husband.

    Kangogo has been at large since last week when she reportedly killed two men; one a police officer at Nakuru police station and the other a security expert.

    Caroline Kangogo's body found lying in their parent's bathroom on Friday, July 16
    Caroline Kangogo's body found lying in their parent's bathroom on Friday, July 16
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