The search for the fugitive police officer Caroline Kangogo has taken a different turn with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) roping in the Military in her search after failing to surrender.
Corporal Kangogo is wanted for the murder of two men, a fellow police officer and a security expert in a span of 24 hours, on Sunday, July 4 and on Monday.
Reports indicate that the search for her has so far been intensified with the major highways like Nairobi-Nakuru-Eldoret and Nairobi-Mombasa currently on their radar full time.
The elite squad of the police have also been looped in turning upside down every hotel around as well as her other means of communication, expressing confidence of apprehending her soon.
“We have expanded our hunt to major highways, hotels, lodges and other places where we feel she could be hiding. Soon we shall arrest her,” a detective privy to the matter told the Nation.
Nakuru County Criminal Investigations Officer Anthony Sunguti on the other hand refuted claims that the killer cop had been spotted in Nakuru and Eldoret as had been reported by some media houses.
Sungutu added that it has been very difficult tracing Kangogo especially after ditching her cell phone, with the officers urging her to surrender to avoid dire consequences.
“The more she continues to be on the run, the more we continue to categorize her as an extremist and the consequences will be severe,” another officer stated.
This comes even as her parents had pleaded with her to surrender to the authorities and explain herself concerning the murder of the two men.
Ajisalimishe kwa polisi sababu pia yeye ni askari ambaye anajua sheria. Ni vizuri ajitoe na ajisalimishe kwa polisi. (She should surrender to the police because she is also an officer and is conversant with matters of the law),” Kangogo’s father, Barnaba Kipkoech Korir stated.
They expressed their shock at killing the two men, noting that she ought to have talked it out, while urging her not to continue harming anymore people.
“It was wrong for her to kill people. If at all there was anything wrong, she should have reported the matter to the police or come and discuss it with us. I am still in shock,” Kangogo’s mother Leah Jepkosgei added.