Meet Margaret Waithira: The most notorious woman criminal in East Africa

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested a Kenyan woman described as the most wanted burglar across Africa.

Margaret Waithira Kamande, who is wanted by authorities in several African countries, was arrested on Thursday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as she prepared to travel to Tanzania.

“Ms. Margaret Waithira Kamande, a notorious house breaker was today arrested by DCI Detectives while trying to board a flight to Dar es Salaam,” DCI says in a tweet.

Police say Waithira has been captured on several CCTV cameras breaking into apartments and offices within Nairobi.

She allegedly runs a network of burglary activities within and without the country and is on the list of Interpol’s most wanted persons. 

“She is also wanted by Interpol, Zimbabwe & other East African countries after she jumped bail which was granted by a Zimbabwean court in offenses related to burglary and stealing. She had been on the run until her arrest,” DCI adds.

Police have also linked her to the killing of an AP officer who was shot dead at Blue Hut hotel while responding to an insecurity call.

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