Kitale Man Who Mistakenly Shot A Woman He Mistook For Cop Kangogo Found Dead

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The prominent businessman was found dead at his Kiminini home in Trans Nzoia County on Tuesday night.


Kennedy Muyundo 58, owner of the Iroko Hotel in Kitale had in July this year mistakenly shot one Phanice Jemutai Juma after mistaking her for rogue policewoman Caroline Kangongo.

According to his mother, Florence Muyundo, 74, told Kenya News Agency officers had launched investigations into the death of her son.

“It was around 7 am yesterday when one of the hotel staff called me seeking to establish the whereabouts of Kennedy who had not reported to his workplace and was not picking phone calls,” She said.

“They went to wake him up since they were supposed to go for an outside catering job but found the doors locked from the inside and assumed that he was still asleep. Time went by up to later in the day but still had not woken up,” She added.

The mother alerted the neighbors and with assistance from his workers, they gained entry into his bedroom where his body was found lying on the floor.

“It was then that I stumbled on the lifeless and half-naked body of my son lying on the floor of the bedroom,” She said.

Mrs. Muyundo said that her son had previously contracted Covid-19 and developed a blood clot problem.

“My son has been sick for some time. First, he had Covid-19 then a blood clot problem and he has been on medication. The shooting incident only made things worse,” she said.

According to the police reports, the businessman reached home at around 12:30 am on Tuesday night.

Munyundo was seen in a jovial mood on Monday evening at a local club where witnesses claimed he bought drinks for everyone that was present.

“Assorted drugs and juice were recovered from the bedroom and will aid the investigation officers establishing the possible cause of the death,” the Police report read.

The mother said that her son was married with three kids and at the time of his death, he was alone since his wife took their lastborn son to the United States to join his brothers who have been living there since 2019.

“The wife, Vivian, is away in the USA where she had taken their last born to join his sibling who has been living there since 2019, she said.

“Since the shooting incident which occurred here at Kiminini market, my son has never been the same again but has been experiencing frequent moments of stress,” Florence said.

The deceased who was a licensed gun owner shot Phanice Chemutai Juma, 20, from Kaboiywo, Mt Elgon sub-county, thinking she was Kangogo.

He was arrested and arraigned at Kitale law courts, where he was released was on Sh200,000 cash bail after he denied charges of attempted murder before Chief Magistrate Julius Ng’arng’ar.






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