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A fugitive awaiting extradition to the U.S. on a warrant alleging that he murdered his girlfriend and ditched her body in a car at a Boston airport has escaped from police custody in Kenya, local authorities said Thursday.
Kevin Kangethe, 40, is alleged to have boarded a flight to the East African country after stabbing 31-year-old Margaret Mbitu to death in October. After three months on the run, Kangethe was arrested in a Nairobi nightclub on Jan. 30—but he’s now a fugitive once again thanks to an escape, which has also prompted the arrest of four police officers.
On Wednesday afternoon, a man called John Maina Ndegwa went to a Nairobi police station and introduced himself to officers as Kangethe’s lawyer, according to a police report reviewed by the Associated Press. Ndegwa said he wished to speak with his client.