CCTV Footage Showing Last Moments Before Abduction Of Advocate
The footage showed a Subaru Forester arriving at the premises where Ng'ethe was last seen.
CCTV footage on Sunday, February 11 surfaced showing the last moments before the abduction of an advocate, Beatrice Ng'ethe, allegedly by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The footage showed a Subaru Forester arriving at the premises where Ng'ethe was last seen. Three officers, two women and a man are seen entering the premises after the car was parked next to the wall of an apartment.
Moments later, the officers reemerge, escorting Ng'ethe towards their parked vehicle adjacent to the apartment wall.
The group arrived at the premises a few minutes past 6:50 am on Friday, swiftly departing with Beatrice by 7 am, destination unknown. Despite frantic efforts by family members, passing through various police stations, including Kiambu, Gigiri, Muthaiga, Karen, and the DCI headquarters along Kiambu road, Beatrice remained untraced for three days.
Three officers arrive at an apartment where Beatrice Ng'ethe was last seen on February 9, 2024. /CITIZEN TV
She later reappeared at Pangani Police Station, hours after the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) raised concerns regarding her whereabouts. Ng'ethe was picked up from her apartment in Nairobi and whisked away, with her location unknown before LSK's alert that she was missing.
The advocate was released on a Ksh100,000 cash bail. She was reported to have had links with a Kenyan fugitive identified as Kevin Kang'ethe, who escaped from the Muthaiga Police Station a week ago.
Kang'ethe, who is wanted in the United States (US) for allegedly killing his lover, Margaret Mbitu at Logan International Airport in Boston, was arrested on Monday night, January 29 in Nairobi's Westlands area and detained at Gigiri Police Station.
While Viral Tea could not independently confirm Beatrice's role as Kangethe's legal representative, LSK affirms her rights to represent him, given his status as the prime suspect.
Kang'ethe's bizarre escape from Muthaiga Police Station aided by an alleged visit from a purported lawyer at the nightclub in Westlands, remains unresolved, even though he remains at large.
Meanwhile, DCI detectives are pursuing a second suspect believed to be Kevin Kang'ethe's brother, who could be the mastermind of Kang'ethe's dramatic escape from the Muthaiga Police station.
According to police investigations, the male suspect who is believed to have linked up with Kang'ethe at the police post has since switched off his mobile phones and is on the run, together with the fugitive.
Detectives are also pursuing CCTV footage from scenes where he last visited as well as mobile phone call data to assist in investigations.
It is not clear whether the male adult communicated to Ng'ethe before or after Kang'ethe's escape from Muthaiga police station, prompting detectives to apprehend her for close to 72 hours.