Caroline Kangogo’s father, corporal Barnaba Kibor maintained that his daughter took her own life.
Kibor’s assertation comes hot on the heels of claims made by Kenyans that she may have been assassinated.
Speaking to the press on Sunday, July 18 at his home in Nyawa village, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kibor challenged anyone with different claims to present them to him.
Several Kenyans had poked holes on the manner at which Kangogo died, with some arguing that she may have been murdered and her body dumped at her parents’ home afterwards.
Kibor however noted that their theories did not line up to the idea that she may have been killed, considering the manner at which her body was found after her death.
“I do not want people’s judgement claiming that she might have been killed. If there is anyone one who knows that she was killed, then where did it happen?
“They can present themselves and tell us because what I saw was that she killed herself according to how we found her body,” explained the father, a former police officer.
Kibor retraced her last moments that included Kangogo being dropped off by a bodaboda rider on the night of Thursday, July 15.
She then locked herself in the bathroom at the backyard of the house’s compound where she took her own life.
“The youth did not know that (his passenger) was my daughter. He just brought her as a regular passenger and dropped her along the road outside the house, about 50 metres from the home.
“If the bullet had been shot from the front to the back, the blood would have spattered on the back wall but it was shot from the side. She did not use her left hand, she is right-handed for everything,” he added.
He added that the bathroom door had been locked from the inside, ruling out the claims that she may have been killed.
Kibor added that he could not ascertain the messages claimed to have been written by her on the mobile phone she had, that did rounds on social media. The SIM card was not even found in the phone before it was taken by the police.
“There is no one who has confirmed that it is my daughter who killed the victims. Had we found her alive, she could have clarified if and why she killed them,” he concluded.
Kibor maintained that Kangogo was innocent until proven guilty as the family comes to terms with her death and works on giving her a send-off.
Caroline Kangogo was a wanted fugitive responsible for double homicide and is believed to have shot herself dead when her body was found on Friday, July 16.