Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has offered to raise Caroline Kangogo’s children following her death on Friday.
Caroline was a fugitive cop wanted for the murders of Constable John Ongweno at the Kasarani Police Station in Nakuru and Peter Ndwiga, who was a businessman and a former cop.
She had been on the run for nearly two weeks, after which reports emerged on Friday morning that she shot herself on the head at her parents’ house in Keiyo, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
In a draft message saved on her phone recovered on scene by police officers, Caroline spoke of how depression pushed her to the edged after a failed marriage.
She said her father disowned her while she was left with two kids aged 11 and 8 to raise all by herself.
Caroline asked her family to raise her children, citing that all they get from their father’s mistresses are insults.
She was specific that her brother should raise her kids.
“Hi bro, please take good care of my kids. Their father is allegedly too much into women because every visit to Mombasa they could vow we go together because daddy’s friends reportedly harass them by calling them names i.e his lovers,” she wrote.
“From Tuesday, I was in Mombasa and always saw you – husband – being picked and dropped. I wanted to kill you, but I sympathised with my kids. I forgave you. I hope you do the same.
“May our kids live in peace, love, forgiveness, success, and being God-fearing. Since everything happened, please take good care of our kids and don’t neglect them – as your first wife. Please don’t take advantage of love…current divorce.
Sonko offered to raise the children and give them the best education.
“My special request to her innocent family in Elgeyo Marakwet – Kindly allow me to take in the kids if you will find it difficult to raise them or provide their basic needs and education,” he appealed.
“I will stay and take care of them, ensure that they are educated as they are a blessing from God.”
Sonko warned that depression is ruining lives, and it is high time victims get the necessary help.