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Killer officer lives a fast, dramatic life



Police Corporal Caroline Kangogo, accused of shooting dead a male colleague in Nakuru and another man in Juja, Kiambu county is not new to drama.

Kangogo, 34, hit the headlines on Monday morning when her suspected lover, Constable John Ogweno, who was attached to the Nakuru Central Police Station, was found slumped dead inside his car at Kasarani police line in Nakuru with a gunshot wound on his head.

Kangogo disappeared and only resurfaced in Juja, Kiambu on the same day, in the company of a male companion.

A police signal stated that Kangogo had spent the night with the male companion, identified as Peter Ndwiga, whose body was found at a hotel room in Kiambu.

The two had booked room number 107 at the Hotel Dedamax at 4pm on Monday where they spent the night.

At around 1pm Tuesday, the owner of the hotel, Peter Mugeshi informed the police that one of his clients had been found dead inside a room.

Spent cartridge
CCTV footage captured Kangogo, dressed in a yellow hoodie, leaving the hotel at around 12.30am on Tuesday.

Another screen grab of the footage obtained from cameras at the VIP lounge shows her walking into the hotel with the deceased.

Detectives, led by Juja Sub-County Police Commander visited the scene where it was established that the two booked the room on July 5.

At the scene, police recovered a spent cartridge and a car key for a Toyota Probox. DCI detectives claim Kangogo lured the man to the room after paying for it, before shooting him on the head at point-blank.

“She later told an attendant working at the guest house that she had gone to buy toothpaste, before making her escape,” a statement by DCI states.

The body of the man, which was discovered on the bed in the hotel room, had one shoe on. The man was fully clothed.

An exhibit obtained by detectives is a blood-stained receipt indicating they paid Sh3,020 on Monday, just hours after the body of Ogweno was found in his car.

A police signal released yesterday indicated that Kangogo was last seen boarding a motorbike and heading towards Nairobi using Thika Road early yesterday morning.

“On 7/7/2021 at around 0215hrs information was received at the DCI hotline from Kahawa Wendani of a caller who reported that Kangogo, an officer trending over the shooting of Ogweno and another unknown person in Juja had been spotted around Kahawa Wendani area, Celvet Club, after which she hopped onto a motorbike and headed towards Nairobi via Thika road and exited at Drive-Inn,” reads the signal.

Chilling message

Well-placed sources within the investigating team revealed that the married mother of two had sent a chilling message to her estranged husband, a senior officer attached to the Maritime Police Unit in Mombasa, that she would also go after him.

Interviews with colleagues and acquaintances paint a portrait of a police officer, was hooked on alcohol.

A survey by a State organ, released on Tuesday, indicated more than 30 per cent of Kenya’s police officers are suffering from drugs and alcoholism abuse.

Kangogo’s love for alcohol, according to colleagues, is legendary and revellers in most clubs around Nakuru knew her.

“I think anyone who has gone to popular joints within Nakuru CBD has come across her. She is social though quick to anger,” said a colleague.

Her striking beauty also played a big part in her wayward nature, with many men falling for her without knowing she was a cop. She spends most of her off days, partying hours on end.

“A majority of her acquaintances are not aware that she has a family. I once arrested a man who was shocked to see her in full police uniform at the station,” a colleague recounted.

Not even the 7pm curfew on entertainment joints would come in the way of Kangogo and her booze, as she would mobilise her fellow revelers and relocate to the parking spots within Kasarani police staff quarters where they would continue partying for hours on end.

In one instance, she is said to have “rescued” several revellers who had been arrested for flouting Covid-19 regulations by partying at a popular club during curfew hours.

She was previously attached to the Judiciary department before she was moved to the Anti-Crime unit at the Nakuru Central Police Station. Court officials, who interacted with her also brought out another side of her, describing her as a smart and hard working .

“In handling criminals, we trusted her and she was always on the lookout after an incident in 2017 in which a magistrate was attacked,” he said.

Records from the police indicate she was born on January 10, 1987 at Nyawa village, Tambach division in Keiyo.

False alarm
She was enlisted in the police force on August 14, 2008 at the rank of corporal and earned her first promotion on January 20, 2015. Police records also indicate Kangogo was a sharpshooter, who attained a first class in shooting range classification at the Kiganjo Police Training College.

Surprisingly, nobody reported hearing gunshots in both incidents linked to Kangogo, begging the question as to whether the gun used had been fitted with a silencer. Ogweno’s firearm is yet to be recovered but police said they found some of his clothes in Kangogo’s house.

Police have, however, recovered one of her phones, which was dumped in Nakuru.

“She is feared by many officers, as she is known to cause problems for her lovers. One day after she disagreed with one of her lovers she raised a false alarm and the man was beaten up by a mob. He was arrested and thrown in police cells before it was discovered that he was also an officer who had been framed,” said the officer.

Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti appealed to the public to help them get the woman, who he termed as rogue, armed and dangerous.

“We are cautioning members of the public, especially men, to be on the lookout for the rogue officer, who is luring men to her trap before executing them in cold blood,” he said.


• Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has appealed to the public to help them get the woman, who he termed as rogue, armed and dangerous.

• Colleagues and acquaintances paint a portrait of a police officer, who like many of his colleagues, was hooked on alcohol.

• She was well-known among local revellers.



Journalist Hassan Mugambi set to wed former video vixen Mwanaidi



By Wanja Waweru

Hassan Mugambi, a reporter for Citizen TV, is getting hitched to Mwanaidi Shishy.

A celebration that the journalist will host will be attended by close relatives and friends.

Friends of Mugambi congratulated him on his impending nuptials on social media.

His colleague and fellow journalist Ayub Abdikadir sent him well wishes as he started his married life.

Former video vixen Mwanaidi now runs the Mama Nilishe restaurant in Kilimani, which serves Swahili food.

Mugambi is a well-known journalist who has won numerous honors over his career.

His career began at the Kibra radio station Pamoja FM, and it later moved to CGTN, formerly CCTV.

Later, he was hired by K24, a channel owned by Mediamax, before switching to Citizen TV in 2017.

Mugambi won the Outstanding Media Security Investigative Award for the year 2019.

He received praise from the Protective and Safety Association of Kenya (PROSAK) for his excellent and dependable reporting on security issues in the nation.

At the Nairobi Security Expo in 2023, he received the Security and Crime Reporter of the Year 2023 honor.

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Eric Omondi flies to London for lunch to prove a point to Moses Kuria



By Wanja Waweru

The Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has received criticism from content creator and comedian Eric Omondi for admitting that he regretted supporting his tour to the United States seven years ago.

Eric, who has argued forcefully against the Finance Bill 2023, has gone to London “for lunch” to show Mr. Kuria that he can afford to pay for his travel expenses.

The comedian pleaded with the CS in a post on his Instagram account not to accept the planned taxation of content producers so that they may also travel in Business Class without receiving financial help from politics.

“After hearing Moses Kuria speak, I decided to take myself to London just for Lunch and also thank God for how far He’s brought us. Thank you bwana Kuria for sponsoring my tour seven years ago but please don’t tax content creators 15% so that they are able to tour on their own,” he said.

Mr. Kuria criticized Eric on live television on Wednesday at the Citizen TV-hosted Big Conversation debate for criticizing the government regarding the draft Bill.

He expressed sorrow over what he claimed to have funded Eric for a vacation to the US seven years prior, claiming that he might have instead had fun with the money.

“I have heard Eric Omondi claiming he is a youth. Seven years ago I used my own money to take him to America to expose him and right now, according to the way he is talking, I wished I used that money to party because it doesn’t seem like he learned anything from it,” Mr Kuria said from Belarus.

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Kakamega family demands justice after botched treatment leads to 3-year-old losing five fingers



By Wanja Waweru

A family from Bukhaywa village, Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega county, is calling for justice after their three-year-old son’s right hand was amputated of all the fingers due to improper treatment.

“My son had a burn on his left hand and was in a stable condition when we took him to hospital, but because of the doctor’s negligence, all his right fingers were cut off and he is disabled now,” the victim’s father Mr Zephaniah Likavo said.

Winnie Auma, the mother of the victim, claimed that the nurse was an intern who gave her son an incorrect drug injection. When she witnessed how the son’s body responded, she reported the incident to the doctor, but nothing was done about it.

“My son was crying in pain and the colour of his hand changed. I wondered what was happening and reported to the doctor, but no action was taken. Instead, he said it was normal for such a reaction to happen,” she said

The family claims they received word shortly after that their son’s fingers would need to be amputated in order to stop an infection.

The management of the hospital refuted the accusations, claiming that the family had moved their son to a different facility where his fingers had been severed.

“We treated their son and there was a challenge in finding the vein in the hand, so it affected his fingers and later they wanted a transfer to another hospital for specialised treatment. That’s where they amputated the fingers,” the official said.

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