On Friday, July 16, 2021, fugitive Corporal Caroline Kangogo allegedly committed suicide at her parents’ home.
Reports indicate that Caroline Kangogo shot herself dead on Friday, July 16 at her parents’ home in Nyawa village Elgeyo Marakwet at around 7.30 am.
Confirming the incident, Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya detailed that Kangogo arrived at her parent’s home at 5 am, on Friday, July 16 and headed straight to the bathroom where she committed suicide.
“We are told the mother found her holding a pistol which she used to commit suicide in the bathroom in their rural home,” he said.
Natembeya added that they didn’t have information on whether she spoke to the parents as she appeared out of the blue.
Caroline’s body was found in a sitting position inside a bathroom of a newly constructed house near her parents home in Iten.
Still wearing her bright yellow hoodie and black jeans trousers, Caroline’s head was slumped forward. Her legs were crossed infront of her like someone just relaxing.
Before killing herself, Corporal Caroline Kangogo is said to have interacted with a matatu driver at Iten and sent a message to her brother before travelling to her parent’s home in Anin, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Known for killing two people, John Ogweno on Tuesday, July 5 and Peter Ndwiga on Wednesday, July 6, corporal Kangogo had caused jitters among family, friends and members of the public who have been warned t8hat she was armed and dangerous.
Caroline Kangogo Biography
Corporal Kangogo was born on January 10, 1987, in formally Keiyo district, Tambach division in now Elgeyo Marakwet County.
She was the firstborn in the family of Barnaba Kipkoech Korir (father) and Leah Jepkosgei Kangogo (mother).
The 34-year-old was married to a senior police officer identified as Richard Kipkirui Ngeno with whom they are blessed with two children, a boy and a girl, aged 11 and 8 years respectively.
She joined the National Police Service in 2008 and was admitted to Kenya Police College Kiganjo where she underwent her initial training before starting her official duties in 2009.
She went back to Kiganjo in 2014 for a corporal course that saw her promoted to the rank of corporal officer in 2015. Police records indicate that she was a trained sharpshooter.
Kangogo served in four police stations including P.T.C Mombasa, Kaloleni Police Station, K.P.C Kiganjo and Central Police Station in Nakuru where she had been serving since 2015.
She was attached to the anti-crime unit at Nakuru Central Station by the time she began her killing spree.