Caroline Kangogo Autopsy Report: A post-mortem on the body of policewoman Caroline Kangogo has been conducted at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. The post-mortem was conducted by government pathologist Dr. Johansen Oduor on Tuesday, July 27.
The report indicated that Kangogo died by a single gun shot. However, Dr. Oduor was noncommittal on whethr she died by suicide or not, saying that more samples had been taken for laboratory testing.
The autopsy by Dr. Oduor showed that the bullet entered through the right chin, pierced through the spine and damaged her brain before exiting through the left side of the skull.
“The gun was close to the skin on the right side of the chin and there was a gunshot wound on the left side of the head just above the ear,” Dr. Oduor said.
Two weeks ago, Kangogo was found dead at her parents’ bathroom in Nyawa village in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet county. Her death was ruled as an act of suicide.
“It is suspected that she might have shot herself using the firearm from below the chin and the bullet exited on the head slightly above the left ear,” a police report said.
A Ceska pistol serial number G4670 which was cocked with a magazine loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, one in the chamber, one used cartridge and one bullet head were recovered from the scene. However, the suicide theory was widely disputed by both the public and the experts.
Experts haf questioned the position Ms. Kangogo was found in. However, Kangogo’s father Mzee Barnabas Kibor, insisted that her daughter had died by suicide.
“I do not like it when people go on with these insinuations that she might have been killed. In case you actually know for sure she was killed, then come forward and say so. But from what I see, this girl, my daughter, took her own life depending on how we found her,” Mzee Kibor said. “When the bullet exited, it couldn’t have splatter blood on the wall because looking at the bullet, it went in on the chin, and exited through the left ear. She shot from the right and it went up, to the left. It could not have splattered because the bullet would have had to come out at the front, from behind.”