A Wanted Man Arrested In Kenya For Reportedly Killing His Girlfriend At The Boston Airport

The Massachusetts State Police report that they have apprehended a guy in Kenya who reportedly killed his girlfriend last year and dumped her body in a parking garage at Boston’s Logan Airport before fleeing the country.

A Wanted Man Arrested In Kenya For Reportedly Killing His Girlfriend At The Boston Airport

Following a tip, Kenyan officials detained Kevin Kangethe, 41, at a Nairobi nightclub on Monday, according to The Associated Press. Kangethe will likely be extradited to the United States to face prosecution at this point.

“I’m extremely grateful to the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, the FBI, Kenyan law enforcement agencies, the Kenyan government and the Massachusetts State Police for bringing the person accused of Margaret Mbitu’s brutal murder into custody,” Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden said in a statement following the arrest.

“Their tremendous and untiring efforts will provide Margaret’s family and friends the opportunity to see Kevin Kangethe face justice for this terrible crime,” he added.

Mbitu, a Whitman, Massachusetts, resident, was initially the focus of a missing person inquiry before her body was discovered at Logan Airport on November 1. It was alleged that she was employed by a Brockton, Massachusetts-based company as a nurse.

“Kangethe fled to Kenya shortly after killing the 31-year-old Whitman resident, with whom he had been in a relationship, according to the investigation by State Police detectives,” Massachusetts State Police said in a statement. “Ms. Mbitu’s body was located in a parked car in the Central Parking garage at Logan International Airport on the evening of November 1, 2023.”

“The subsequent investigation identified Kangethe, who lived in Lowell, as Ms. Mbitu’s assailant and determined that he had boarded a flight to Kenya,” police added. “State Police Detectives obtained a warrant charging Kangethe with Ms. Mbitu’s homicide and began working with the State Department DSS, Interpol, and Kenyan authorities to locate him in Kenya.”

Kangethe is anticipated to appear in court in Kenya “within the next few days,” according to State Police, and “the process to extradite him to Boston for prosecution has begun.”

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