Fugitive suspected of leaving girlfriend’s body at Boston airport arrested in Kenya

Massachusetts fugitive accused of murdering girlfriend and dump his body at Boston’s Logan Airport was arrested in Kenya.

Kevin Kangethe, 41, was arrested Monday evening at a club in Nairobi, according to Massachusetts State Police. His extradition process has already begun.

Kangethe is accused of murdering Margaret “Maggie” Mbitu, 31. Mbitu was reported missing on October 30, 2023, and found stabbed and slashed to death two days later inside Kangethe’s vehicle, police said. The car was parked in a garage at Logan Airport.

Cops quickly determined Kangethe was a suspect, but he had already left the country. A day before Mbitu’s body was discovered, Kangethe bought a plane ticket to Kenya and boarded a flight from Logan, according to authorities.

As the search for Kangethe continued, Mbitu’s family spoke several times with local media in Boston. His mother, Rose, told WFXT, a local Fox affiliate, that Mbitu was trying to end his relationship with Kangethe before killing her.

Police have not publicly speculated on a motive for the killing. In a arrest warrant obtained by WFXTthey focused on the fact that Mbitu was found dead in Kangethe’s car and that her cell phone location rang from the vehicle all day on October 31.

“We were keeping an eye on him while the international coordination of the arrest warrant and arrest plan was underway,” Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said. “THE the next step is the extradition processbut there is no timetable on this yet.

Mbitu was a nurse who worked at BAMSI, a Boston-area nonprofit who helped people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She worked in the organization’s group homes.

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