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Murder Suspect Kevin Kang’ethe re-arrested in Ngong’ after escape from Muthaiga Police Station

By Antynet Ford

Murder suspect Kelvin Kang’ethe who escaped from Muthaiga police station has been re-arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Officers (DCI).

Kang’ethe who is wanted in the United States over the alleged killing of his girlfriend Magret Mbitu was rearrested in Ngong’ town of Kajiado County.

“The escapee was taken to custody last night following a scrupulous intelligence-led operation within Ngong township in Kajiado County.” The DCI said in a statement.

He escaped from Muthaiga Police Station where he was being held awaiting extradition to the United States to answer to a charge of first-degree murder.

Massachusetts State Police said in early November that Kang’ethe had left her body in a car at Logan International Airport and boarded a flight to Kenya. He was arrested at a nightclub in Westlands, Nairobi, on January 30 after being on the run for three months.

On the day he escaped from custody, he had been released to meet “his lawyer” but shortly after, he slipped out of the police station jumped into a Matatu, and disappeared.

“The prisoner escaped by running away leaving the said lawyer behind. Officers raised an alarm as they chased the prisoner along Thika highway but couldn’t re-arrest him.” The Police said.

Four officers who were on duty during the incident were interdicted and arrested together with the alleged lawyer.

Last week Friday, Milimani Courts issued a warrant of arrest for the forty-year-old after an application was made by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP)

“We seek you issue a warrant of arrest against the suspect to have the same circulated in all police stations in the country for ease of him being apprehended.”  The DPP told the Court.

Read also:-Kevin Kang’ethe escapes at Muthaiga police station ahead of extradition

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