It is now emerging that Kevin Kang’ethe, the man wanted in connection with the murder of his girlfriend in the United States of America, comes from a prominent family in Kiambu.
According to lawyer Wahome Thuku, Kevin’s father is the late Jimmy Kinyanjui, who was famous for his role as chairman of football clubs in Kikuyu and at one time vied for a parliamentary seat on Ford Asili ticket in the 90s.
His parents separated later.
Kevin and his sister relocated to the US.
His both parents are now deceased.
Before he murdered his girlfriend and fled to Kenya, he had renounced his American citizenship.
Police have launched a manhunt for him after he escaped from Muthaiga Police Station on Wednesday evening while awaiting extradition to the US.
Authorities suspect possible collusion within the police ranks.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.