Police constable murdered in his car, pistol missing

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The late Constable John Ogweno. He was found dead in his at Kasarani Police Line, with a gunshot wound on his head. [Courtesy]

 

A police officer attached to Nakuru East Police Division has been found murdered in his car parked near his residence in Nakuru Town.

County Deputy Police Commander Joseph Tonui told The Standard that John Ogweno, a constable, might have been killed a few hours past midnight but found in the morning.

"One of our colleagues was found dead at Kasarani Police Line at around 7am by a colleague who reported the incident at Nakuru Central Police Station. The incident is suspected to have happened at around 2:30am," said Tonui.

Tonui explained that Constable Ogweno who was attached to the Crimes department at the station was found lifeless in his car at a parking lot at his Kasarani Police Line residence.

"Ogweno was found in his car, registration number KBV 735 U having its driver’s window broken and the engine running. He was lying on the car seat with blood oozing from the nose," said Tonui.

He explained that the deceased might have been shot at close range based on various pieces of evidence found at the scene.

"It is suspected that he was shot on the right side of the head and bled to death. One empty 9mm cartridge of 9mm was recovered at the scene. The stone used to smash the car window and an iron bar were also recovered and treated as exhibits," said Tonui.

The officer's firearm, a Ceska pistol, is also missing. [File, Standard]

The police have also launched investigations into the incident seeing that the officer's firearm is also missing.

"The firearm issued to the deceased Ceska pistol serial number 94676 is missing. Efforts are in progress to trace and recover the Ceska Pistol," said Tonui.

His body was taken to the PNN mortuary.

Police are in pursuit of Corporal Caroline Kangogo who is a prime suspect in the killing the Constable. 

kgachuhi@standardmedia.co.ke  

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