The planned funeral of police killer Caroline Kangogo cannot be held today, Saturday, after a post-mortem examination was scheduled for yesterday.
An autopsy was to be conducted in the mortuary of Iten County Referral Hospital, but last night his parents, relatives and friends were still camping at the funeral home, requesting the body be released for burial.
They blamed the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for the failed autopsy, saying the state agency had allowed them to bury their daughter on Saturday after an autopsy on Friday
“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.
He added that they had not approved the autopsy and they were requesting the release of his daughter’s body. A dispute arose at the funeral home after the family tried to enter and forcibly remove the body.
“I have no problem. I do not understand why they did not inform us that they would not help facilitate the autopsy. To be honest, we could have postponed the funeral,” he said.
Caroline Kangogo’s father, Barnaba Kibor, is broken outside the Iten mortuary after a failed autopsy.
Caroline’s brother Mark Kangogo sued DCI for emotional and psychological trauma following the traumatic event.
Chief state pathologist Johansen Oduor said he was told the deceased about the autopsy and could not be carried out yesterday.
They were awaiting instructions from headquarters in Nairobi said Elgeyo Marakwet DCI Chief Alfred Majimbo .