Police are pursuing a man believed to have helped Kevin Kang’ethe in his escape from Muthaiga Police Station where he was held in remand.
According to reports, the man who is allegedly Kang’ethe’s brother played a crucial role in facilitating the escape from the police station.
On Sunday, February 11, Citizen TV reported that detectives probing the escape have focused their attention on the man believed to have arranged the getaway for the suspect moments after he ran from Muthaiga Police Station.
So far, the detectives are following clues including the man’s mobile phone which has been switched off and CCTV footage of places he visited.
Meanwhile, investigations by the detectives have established that Kang’ethe has been to the counties of Machakos, Kiambu, and Nairobi since his escape after successfully tracing his phone’s signal.
Investigations into the case have been on top gear in the past few days with officers laboring to unravel the mystery of how Kang’ethe managed to escape from custody and his whereabouts.
Lawyer linked to Kevin Kang’ethe interrogated
On Sunday, February 11, the Police came under criticism from members of the Law Society of Kenya after it emerged that detectives had taken an advocate, one Beatrice Ngethe, for interrogation.
In CCTV footage obtained from Ngethe’s home, three people, two ladies and man, were seen arriving at her home in a Subaru Forester car.
Two ladies then entered the premises of Ngethe’s home and came out minutes later in the company of the advocate.
Whilst it was not clear why the police wanted to interrogate her, members of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) raised an alarm and even threatened to hold protests in solidarity with their colleague.
“We have learnt that the DCI abducted one of our members by name Beatrice Ngethe on Friday morning and her whereabouts remain unknown,” LSK President Eric Theuri noted in a statement.
“We have visited several police stations to trace her in vain. The family has been tossed around different police stations.”
Earlier on Friday, police had reported what was seen as major breakthrough after managing to trace signals of Kang’ethe’s phone to Machakos County.
How Kevin Kang’ethe woes started
Kang’ethe, a Kenya citizen who had been living in the United States escaped to Kenya in late 2023 after the death of his girlfriend Margaret Mbitu who was found dead inside an airport in Massachusetts.
Since then, Kang’ethe has been on the radar of police both from Kenya and the US in connection with the gruesome murder where the lady was found with stab wounds.
He managed to spend three months while on the run before he was finally arrested in Nairobi’s Parklands area while leaving an entertainment joint in late January.
Following his arrest, the US government made a formal application to extradite him to the country where he was expected to face charges including first degree murder.
He was held in Muthaiga pending his extradition until on Wednesday, February 7, when he managed to escape by running from the station before boarding a car at the adjacent Thika Road.