Margaret Mbitu: Police Make Major Breakthrough In Connection With Murder Of Woman Found In Boston Airport Garage

by Gee NY
Margaret "Maggie" Mbitu was found slain in her car at Boston's Logan airport in November, police said. Ann Mbitu/GoFundMe

Kenyan authorities have apprehended Kevin Kangethe, a Boston-area man suspected of murdering 31-year-old nurse Margaret “Maggie” Mbitu.

ShineMyCrown.Com reported previously that Mbitu’s body was discovered in a car parked at Boston Logan International Airport in Nov. 2023.

The arrest followed US investigators’ belief that Kangethe killed Mbitu before fleeing to Kenya. The victim and the suspect were reported to have had a relationship.

Kevin Kangethe

Kangethe, a Lowell resident, had boarded a flight to Kenya when investigators issued an arrest warrant during the week of the killing.

He is currently held in Nairobi, awaiting extradition to Boston for trial. Authorities have not disclosed a motive for the crime.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden expressed gratitude to various agencies, including the US State Department, the FBI, state police, and Kenyan law enforcement, for their collaboration in facilitating Kangethe’s arrest.

Kevin Kangethe is shown on surveillance footage at the Boston Logan International Airport. 
Office of Suffolk County District Attorney

The victim’s family, originally from Kenya, immigrated to the US in 2007, and Maggie Mbitu earned a nursing degree from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.

The Kenyan government, with an existing extradition treaty with the United States, has played a crucial role in the arrest and potential return of the suspect for legal proceedings in Boston.

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