- Suspected ‘cop killer’ policewoman Corporal Caroline was finally laid to rest on Thursday at her parents’ home in Nyawa village, Tambach division in Keiyo.
- However, none of the officers was in their uniforms, neither was Kangogo accorded the traditional 21 gunfire salute.
Suspected ‘cop killer’ policewoman Corporal Caroline was finally laid to rest on Thursday at her parents’ home in Nyawa village, Tambach division in Keiyo.
Family, relatives, friends and well-wishers thronged the home to send off Kangogo.
Testimonies and eulogies delivered by her family and friends painted a different picture of Kangogo far from the monster everyone had come to believe she was.
It was clear from the mourners and the sombre mood at her mzee Barnaba Kibor’s home that they were moved and bereft by the death of Kangogo.
She was remembered by many as a humble and good person.
Most of the mourners expressed it was hard to come to terms with the allegations that linked her to the murders of 2 individuals.
However, her father and mother did not address the gathering but left that responsibility in the hands of the family’s spokesperson Robert Kipkorir.
Kipkorir said the family could not believe the Caroline that was being described as dangerous was the same one they knew.
"We don't know what happened as a family because we didn't believe it's the Caroline we knew. She was described as dangerous and a fugitive, but it was painful to us. The police will tell us the truth," said Kipkorir.
More than 20 colleagues of Kangogo, mostly from her last work station in Nakuru were also in attendance.
However, none of the officers was in their police uniforms, neither was Kangogo accorded the traditional 21-gun salute as is the norm for fallen officers.
Kangogo was denied the honours following the circumstances surrounding her death.
Some politicians also attended her burial led by Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich and gubernatorial aspirant Loice Kipkorir.
Rotich said cautioned the media to handle such incidents carefully enough not to expose families affected to psychological stress.
He also urged the government to look into effective methods of addressing the matter of depression and stress within the police service as officers are experiencing untold challenges.