Why LSK hired veteran lawyer Khaminwa to represent Caroline Kangogo

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Veteran lawyer Joe Khaminwa and fugitive cop Caroline Kangogo. [Photo: Courtesy]

As detectives up their game in arresting Corporal Caroline Kangogo, the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) hired veteran lawyer Joe Khaminwa to represent her.

LSK sought Khaminwa’s legal services in anticipation of her surrender.

Caroline is wanted for the murders of Constable John Ongweno and civilian Peter Ndwiga on July 5.

Ongweno was killed at the Kasarani Police Station in Nakuru, while Ndwiga was found dead at Dedamax Hotel in Juja.

Khaminwa on Tuesday said that he let out an appeal asking Caroline to surrender her weapon in any of his law firm’s branches in Nairobi, Mombasa, or Malindi.

The Senior Counsel said the weapon would be forwarded to relevant authorities for processing even as she remains free.

Khaminwa urged Caroline to surrender and turn herself in, adding that he will ensure she remains free through all legal avenues.

Mercy Wambua, the embattled LSK CEO hired Khaminwa to represent Caroline.

LSK’s move came hours after police reports that Caroline managed to stay free for a second week after two murders due to insider information.

Investigations reveal that Caroline was part of a rogue police syndicate present in Kericho, Litein, Nakuru, and Eldoret involved in robberies and protection of politicians and business tycoons.

DCI believes that some of the officers who are part of the syndicate are sharing with her information on police moves in a bid to arrest her.

She no longer uses her mobile phone. Police traced her last to Litein in Kericho County.

An elite multiagency squad wa formed to hunt down the killer cop who DCI says is ‘armed and dangerous.