Kelvin Kangethe, the man suspected to have killed his girlfriend in the United States has escaped from police custody at Muthaiga Police Station.
According to reports, Kangethe left the station and boarded a matatu to an unknown destination.
Nairobi Police Boss Adamson Bungei has since confirmed the puzzling escape noting that investigations were underway to establish how the suspect wanted by the government of the US managed to escape.
Meanwhile, four police officers and a lawyer have been arrested, according to the Nairobi Police boss.
Kang’ethe was in custody awaiting the implementation of an extradition application by the US government.
According to reports, a man claiming to be his lawyer arrived at Muthaiga Police Station seeking to have a conversation with his client.
However, on Wednesday, February 7, evening, the suspect disappeared prompting investigations.
The National Police Service and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations were yet to issue any update on the case.
In a statement on February 1, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions confirmed receipt of an extradition application against him to the United States of America to face First-Degree Murder charges in Massachusetts.
Consequently, a court in Nairobi granted the prosecutions side 30 days custodial orders to allow further processing of the suspect.
He was arrested in Nairobi’s Parklands area at an entertainment joint, three months after he escaped from the US where authorities were tracing him in connection with the murder of his girlfriend.
In November, police in Kenya launched a manhunt for the Kang’ethe after authorities established that he had been in the company of lady identified as Margaret Mbitu whose body was found inside a car at the Logan Airport.
Margaret Mbitu’s family from Nakuru, Kenya had pleaded for assistance from members of the public to help trace the suspect and ensure justice for their slain daughter.