Family of Kiambu man who was shot dead by killer cop Caroline Kangogo speaks

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 22:08 | 2 mins read
Purity Wanderi, first wife to Peter Ndwiga leaves the bodies preservation room at General Kago morgue in Thika today. PHOTO/MATHEW NDUNGU

The family of Peter Ndwiga, the man who was allegedly killed by Corporal Caroline Kangogo an officer gone rogue and on a killing spree has spoken.

Ndwiga's family has urged the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to fasten the probe into their kin's murder and bring the killer to book.

Speaking to K24 Digital, Faith Kithika, the mother in-law to Ndwiga wondered why police officers have not yet arrested the main suspect behind their kin's murder.

"Ndwiga did not die from illness or an accident. He was killed by a police officer and it's a shock to us that the policewoman has not been arrested," Kithika said.

She further asked Inspector of Police Hillary Mutyambai to take charge of the case and ensure Ndwiga's killer is apprehended.

"On behalf of the people of Gataka in Mbeere constituency, I want to ask Mutyambai to ensure the police who killed our son is arrested and justice is served," Kithika said.

Evans Njiru, the father of the deceased said he never saw Corporal Kangogo who is suspected to have shot his son.

According to Njiru, his son married two wives whom the family is aware of.

Ndwiga's father claimed that their son was a good business man who worked hard to support his two wives and three children.

Ndwiga's family further condemned the National Police Service for leaking sensitive information to the media saying that they learned of their kin's death through social media.

A postmortem conducted today at General Kago morgue in Thika, Kiambu County revealed that Ndwiga had a bullet injury caused by a gunshot that entered the left region around the ear and exited on the right side.

According to Doctor John Mathaiya, the consultant pathologist who conducted the postmortem in conjunction with detectives from the directorate of criminal investigations, the gunshot had mutilated parts of Ndwiga’s brain among them cerebrum and the brain stem.

Mathaiya who addressed journalists at the morgue revealed that the gunshot further caused massive bleeding into the brain resulting in the death.

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