Bury Me In A Wedding Dress- Caroline Kangogo's Last Wish Granted

Sources that attended Kangogo's burial at her parent's home in Anin, Elgeyo Marakwet pointed out that she was not accorded the full police honors as is customary for deceased officers.

Bury Me In A Wedding Dress- Caroline Kangogo's Last Wish Granted

The family of the late corporal Caroline Kangogo on Thursday, July 29, fulfilled her last wish of burying her in a wedding gown as alleged in the suicide note found at the scene of the crime where she allegedly took her own life.

Sources that attended Kangogo's burial at her parent's home in Anin, Elgeyo Marakwet pointed out that she was not accorded the full police honors as is customary for deceased officers.

They added that ten of Kangogo's colleagues attended the burial but were only acknowledged by being told to wave towards those in attendance. They did not even get a chance to speak.

Guests view the body of Caroline Kangogo during her burial on July 29, 2021. /TWITTER

According to the insider, the burial was attended by her two children aged 8 and 11, family, and close friends. 

Further, the source affirmed that the family disputed media reports that portrayed Kangogo as a rogue and erratic police officer who loved partying. 

The family had dismissed the reports that described her as a warm person who got along with everyone and was depended upon by the family

"She was loved by everyone. During family visits, she was always jovial, would bring shopping and gifts," the insider disclosed.

According to the source, the family did not have any quarrels with Kangogo's husband, a senior police officer attached to the Maritime Police Unit in Mombasa, despite wrangles between him and Kangogo that circulated online.

Reports indicated that Kangogo had threatened to kill her husband had he been in Nairobi at the time she was on the run.

The suicide note was part of the evidence uncovered after police combed her parent's homestead where Kangogo's body was found. The corporal had been accused of murdering her colleague John Ogweno and businessman Peter Ndwiga. 

It was saved as a draft in a small phone she used. Among the wishes, she listed included, being buried in a wedding dress, interment at her parent's home rather than her husband's home in Kericho, and for her body to be cremated.

The recent autopsy conducted by Johansen Oduor confirmed that she died of a gunshot wound that entered through her right chin and exited through the left side of her head.

He however pointed out that more investigations needed to be conducted in order to uncover if it was a suicide case or a murder probe.

Portrait of the late Caroline Kangogo. /TWITTER