DCI is set to launch an investigation into said officers who it claimed tainted the reputation and image of the investigation agency by leaking evidence and critical leads.
In a circular dated Monday, July 19 seen by Muhabarishaji.com, DCI stated that the officers leaked crime scene photographs of the late corporal Kangogo irresponsibly thus turning the public against the agency.
“We have recently received information that police officers are sharing sensitive information that compromises investigations through social media platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter.
“Example is the late Police Corporal (W) Caroline Kangogo… thus jeopardising the case and putting the DCI in disrepute in the eyes of the public,” DCI lamented.
All detectives were warned against breaking the law and sharing sensitive leads. According to the circular, those found culpable will be subjected to serious disciplinary sanctions, including dismissal from the service.
Sub-County Criminal Investigations Officers (SCCIOs) were reminded that all murder cases investigations are under their jurisdiction and form their core roles in the service.
The SCCIOs will be held solely responsible for any investigation irregularities.
“Officers are hereby warned to maintain professionalism and ethics at all times and desist from such acts. This message should be cascaded to the lowest officer under your command,” DCI ordered Regional Criminal Investigations Officers (RCIOs), and all DCI directors.
Kangogo, a fugitive officer, was reported to have died by suicide at her parents’ home in Anin, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Friday, morning, July 16.
DCI, however, detailed that it will also investigate murder as cause of death after security experts and lawyers poked holes at the photos of the crime scene stating that she was assassinated. Her father, Barnaba Kibor, nonetheless, argued that his daughter took her own life.
Kangogo will be buried on Saturday, July 24 against her wish. The officer wanted to be cremated in her wedding gown as written in an alleged suicide note. An excerpt reads;
To my people, it’s my wedding day – dress me in a white gown that my husband could not afford. To my parents, I am requesting my body to be cremated to end your suffering. Remember to take good care of my children.
Also, let father manage everything because I trust and love him. I LOVE YOU ALL AND GOODBYE TILL WE MEET AGAIN.