As the hunt for Caroline Kangogo continues, police hypothesize that she could be getting help from insiders.
She has evaded the police dragnet for a week now amid reports that she has been spotted in the public going about her normal business.
Detectives following her leads say she was involved in shady business with some colleagues in the service who may be helping her evade arrest.
Nation reports that she was part of a syndicate comprising police officers in Rift Valley. They are reportedly said to be behind a spate of robberies, extortion, and protecting business tycoons and politicians.
They have been operating in Kericho, Nakuru, Eldoret, and Kapsabet.
Police have stepped up her search with more surveillance on major highways such as the Nairobi-Nakuru-Eldoret and the Nairobi-Mombasa highways.
“We have expanded our hunt to major highways, hotels, lodges, and other places where we feel she could be hiding. Soon we shall arrest her,” a senior detective with the DCI Special Service Unit said.
On Monday, an elite squad with personnel from the military, police service and the DC was formed to hunt her down.
Caroline switched off her phone, thereby complicating her search, Nakuru County Criminal Investigations Officer Anthony Sunguti said.
“The suspect has switched off her phone so that police cannot track her moves. However, our teams have stepped up their hunt for her,” he noted.
Caroline is wanted for the murders of Constable John Ongweno and security expert Peter Ndwiga which she is alleged to have executed last week.
Ongweno was found dead in his car and his Ceska pistol missing. Less than 24 hours later, Ndwiga was found dead at Dedamax Hotel in Juja. He was with Caroline at the establishment.
Both victims died of gunshot wounds on their heads.
Caroline’s parents have appealed to her to surrender, but their pleas seemingly fell on deaf ears.