The burial of controversial policewoman Caroline Kangogo hangs in limbo after police blocked her family from picking the body from Iten County Referral Hospital.
Kangogo, who allegedly committed suicide last week, was to be buried today (Saturday) at her parents’ home in Anin, Keiyo South.
However, the family was blocked from picking her body on Friday, as detectives insisted on the need to conduct a postmortem.
The family accused the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) of going against its word after earlier promising to conduct the autopsy on Friday. According to Kangogo’s father, they had been given nod to go ahead with burial preparations.
“I am just asking for the body of my daughter to be released. It is shocking that on Tuesday, the DCI informed us to plan for Saturday burial since the autopsy will be conducted on the eve of the funeral,” said Barnabas Korir, father to the deceased officer.
A stand-off ensued at the funeral home after the family attempted to storm inside and forcefully remove the body.
According to the DCI, Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor could not conduct the autopsy on Friday due to logistical issues.
Oduor told a local daily that he was informed about the autopsy late and was unable to conduct it on Friday.