NAIROBI, Kenya — (AP) — A man awaiting extradition on a Massachusetts warrant alleging he killed his girlfriend and left her body in a car at a Boston airport escaped from police custody in Kenya, police said Thursday.
Kevin Adam Kinyanjui Kangethe slipped out of the police station and jumped into a privately owned minivan, Nairobi police chief Adamson Bungei said. A fresh search for him began immediately.
Four police officers who were on duty at the station are in custody and have recorded statements, according to a police report seen by The Associated Press.
The officers said that around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, a man named John Maina Ndegwa introduced himself to the officers as Kangethe’s lawyer and said he wanted to speak with his client.
“The officers agreed to his request and removed the prisoner from the cells and took him to (an) office … leaving them there. …