Did police officer Caroline Kangogo kill herself or was she shot at close range and her body planted in her family’s bathroom?
The answer to this question could not be established even after a post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday, with pathologists saying further laboratory tests would be done to confirm how exactly she died.
While Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor said the autopsy confirmed Kangogo died by a single gunshot to the head, he did not confirm whether she was killed or she committed suicide.
“Caroline Kangogo died by a single gunshot wound to the head. The bullet entered through the right chin and exited on the left side of the head, its trajectory being through the brain and the skull,” said Dr Oduor after a two-hour autopsy at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) mortuary in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
“There were stories of whether she was shot or she shot herself. We shall only establish that once we do more tests. We have taken swabs on the hand to find out whether there was gunshot residue. As a pathologist, my job is to establish the cause of death. We shall only establish the manner of death—either suicide, accident or natural death—once we see the lab results,” Dr Oduor explained.