UPDATED: Met Police special constable shot dead in Kenya

10:18 15 January 2013

A Metropolitan Police special constable from Wembley has been shot dead while on a visit to Kenya.

Jamal Moghe, 26, worked as a member of police staff at a west London police station as a criminal exhibits officer, and was also a special in Brent.

He was reportedly gunned down on Saturday while on a charity trip after flying out to the country the day before.

Mr Moghe was travelling on a bus with 70 passengers 150 miles north of the capital Nairobi when it was ambushed by bandits, it was reported.

The victim was singled out and murdered because the attackers found his police identification, the Sun reported.

Mr Moghe’s best friend Shil Abdiaziz told the newspaper: “We believe they found his Met Police ID card - it spooked them and that’s why he was the only one shot and killed.”

It was reported that the officer came to Britain as a teenager from war-torn Somalia and was on his first trip back to Africa as part of a charity mission to send UK laptops to school pupils there.

Ealing Borough Commander Andy Rowell said: “We were all shocked and saddened to hear of Jamal’s death.

“He was a popular member of the team at Ealing Borough, and he also chose to serve his community by volunteering as a Special.

“Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this time.”

Brent’s top police officer has also paid tribute to Mr Moghe.

Borough commander, Chief Superintendent Matthew Gardner, described the death as a “tragic loss’” for the community.

He said: “Jamal Moghe was an integral part of the volunteer family.

“He has given much to the community in terms of his volunteer work and recently received two commendations.”

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