A Kenyan police officer declared wanted by detectives over the killing of a colleague is suspected to have killed another man.
Corporal Carolyne Kangogo, 34, is on the run after allegedly killing Constable John Ogweno, whom she was in a relationship with.
Mr Ogweno, who was attached to the Nakuru Central Police Station, was found dead on Monday morning, inside a car at Kasarani police line in Nakuru where the two lived.
But as detectives are still searching for her, police in Kiambu reported that she had spent the night with one Peter Ndwiga, a security consultant, whose body was found at a hotel room in Ruiru on Tuesday, July 6, local outlet The Star reports.
Police officers rushed to the scene where it was established that a man and a lady booked a room on July, 5, 2021 at 4:22pm.
The body of the second victim was found with a bullet wound to the head, and one empty spent cartridge of 9mm was found in the room. One wallet containing an ID card with the names Peter Ndwiga, 32, and car keys with a holder written Toyota Probox KDB 506U were found in the pockets of the deceased.
The hotel’s CCTV footage shows a woman in a yellow hoodie leaving the hotel. Another screen grab of the footage obtained from cameras at the VIP lounge show Ms Kangogo walking into the hotel with a man who was wearing a burgundy pair of trousers and a grey coat
Confirming the latest development, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said Ms Kagongo lured the man to the room after paying for it, before savagely shooting him in the head at point-blank range.
“Detectives are looking for a female Police Officer who has gone berserk and is on a killing spree,” DCI said in a statement.
“Corporal Caroline Kangogo, the suspect behind the killing of Police Constable John Ogweno, in Nakuru, has shot dead yet another man in cold blood. At around 1pm Tuesday, the owner of the hotel, Mr Peter Mugeshi, made a distress call to Theta Police Station and Murera Police Post under Kiambu Police Station to report that a client was found dead inside his room.”
“The rogue officer who took off with Ogweno’s firearm a loaded ceska pistol, lured a man to Dedamax Hotel in Kimbo, Juja area at around 4pm yesterday. She later emerged from the room at around midnight and fled to an unknown destination, leaving the dead man’s body sprawled on the bed.
“Detectives have established that she lured the man to the room and went ahead to pay for it, before savagely 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.
“The man’s lifeless body was discovered today morning. The suspect who is armed and dangerous has been on the run since early yesterday morning, after she killed constable John Ogweno, who was based in Nakuru.
“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 killing them. Let nobody trust her or accommodate her since she is armed and dangerous.” the statement concluded.
The body of the man, which was discovered on top of the bed, had one shoe on. He still had his clothes on. The body was moved to General Kago Funeral Home in Thika, awaiting a post-mortem.
Detectives in Nakuru say the female officer was entangled in a web of love affairs. Investigations also indicate that the Ms Kagongo, on several occasions communicated with people who are on police radar for various crimes.
Nakuru County Criminal Investigations Officer Anthony Sunguti said the detectives have reason to believe that Mr Ogweno could have died at the hands of one or several people.
“Some of the people she has been communicating with, according to her phone records, include a number of a dangerous criminal ring, who are being pursued by the police,” said Mr Sunguti.
The officer revealed that Ms Kangogo was married to a senior police officer based in Mombasa County and has two children. It is not clear whether the officer was still married or had divorced.
One of her colleagues said the woman has been involved in several dramas with her lovers, majority of whom are police officers.
“She is feared by many police 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 into police cells before it was discovered that he was also an officer who had been framed,” said the colleague.
In another incident, the colleague said Ms Kangongo had beaten up her husband in public after they differed.
Mr Ogweno was a graduate with bachelor of commerce degree, who was transferred to Nakuru six months ago from Kericho County.
According to Nation Africa, sources indicate that he was also running a web of love affairs despite being married to two wives.
One of his senior colleagues said Mr Ogweno was an honest and disciplined officer who carried out his duties with much diligence.