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Help us nab murder suspect, US authorities now ask Kenya

By Nyaboga Kiage November 7th, 2023 2 min read

Police in Kenya have been asked by authorities in the United States of America (USA) to assist them nab a man who is wanted for alleged murder in Massachusetts.

Mr Kevin Kang’ethe the main suspect in the murder of Ms Margaret Mbitu is believed to have jetted into the country. Records in the USA have already shown so.

The body of Ms Margaret Mbitu was on November 1, 2023, found inside a car at Boston’s Logan Airport Central Parking garage.

Nairobi News has established that sleuths attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have made visits to the home of the suspect located in Thogoto, Kiambu County but were yet to arrest him.

“The locals say that he has never set foot there and that the last time he was seen was a year ago,” a DCI sleuth who spoke in confidence as they are not authorised to address the media said.

However, police in Kenya believe that the suspect is in the country.

On November 2, the authorities in the USA also asked the suspect to surrender to the police so as he could be arraigned in court and answer to his charges.

“We urge this suspect to turn himself in to authorities before he or anyone else gets hurt. We are making every effort possible to apprehend him and to begin the process of seeking justice for Margaret Mbitu and those mourning her tragic death,” Suffolk County DA Kevin Hayden said in a statement.

According to US records, Ms Mbitu was last seen leaving work in Halifax and a day later it emerged that she had been murdered.

The family of the deceased has already said that things were not so rosy for the two and the woman was planning to quit the marriage.

Immediately he committed the heinous act, Mr Kang’ethe is believed to have boarded a plane to Kenya with the aim of evading arrest and prosecution.

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