The body of female police officer Caroline Kangogo has been transported this morning to the funeral home at Moi Teaching Referral Hospital for examination.
Kangongo’s body left the mortuary of Iten County Referral Hospital some time ago, en route to Eldoret.
The autopsy, which was scheduled to take place last week, was postponed until the last minute.
State pathologist Dr. Johansen Oduor will lead the audit process, as authorities seek to determine the cause and manner of his death.
Last week, the Kangogo family announced that they would arrange a new date for their daughter’s funeral after the autopsy was completed.
Plans were afoot to bury her last Saturday at her parents’ farm in Anin, North Keiyo North County, but this did not happen after a dispute arose.
Her parents, relatives and friends camped at the funeral home on Friday night, asking for the body to be released for burial.
The family tried to enter and forcibly remove the body, accusing the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) of failing the investigation.
“I just ask that my daughter’s body be released. It is surprising that on Tuesday DCI informed us to arrange the funeral on Saturday as the autopsy will be conducted the day before the funeral, “Barnaba Korir said.
Investigations into Kangogo’s death are currently being investigated by murder investigators, although Elgeyo Marakwet County Commander Patrick Lumumba has continued to question whether detectives at the DCI headquarters in Nairobi had been sent home to substantiate theories that emerged during the initial investigation.
At her parents’ home in Elgeyo Marakwet on July 16,Caroline
Kangogo was found dead in a toilet more than a week after his colleague John Ogweno was found shot dead at Kasarani police lines in his car in Nakuru.
Businessman Peter Ndwiga ,later, was also found dead in a shooting at a residence in the town of Juja. Both deaths were attributed to a female officer.