The Kenya Police have arrested the first secretary of the Embassy of Venezuela in the African country, the Venezuelan Dwight Sagaray, and five Kenyan employees of the residence of the Embassy for their alleged connection with the strangulation death yesterday of the head of mission, Olga Fonseca.
In a telephone conversation with Efe, the wizard of Directors of the Embassy of Venezuela in Kenya, Jose Miguel Reyes, said today that six people have been detained yesterday at the Gigiri police station, wealthy suburb north of Nairobi where the Venezuelan mission .
According to Reyes, the detainees will remain in police custody at least until Monday, when it is expected to hold a hearing.
The administrative assistant said already autopsied the body (found in a morgue in the Kenyan capital), but that “even in a couple of weeks there will be no result.”
Also, Reyes said that the police “continue gathering evidence” to clarify the case, Kenyan security forces as “murder.”
The Embassy worker said she was unaware when they repatriate the body of Fonseca, which should address the rest of Venezuelans responsible in the area.
“It has not reached any ambassador (Venezuela in other African countries). Will come in the coming days,” said Reyes, adding that Venezuela will also come from a police officer and a foreign ministry official.
The incident occurred after the Kenyan staff of the Venezuelan official residence filed a complaint with the Diplomatic Police Unit in Gigiri, because he was allegedly fired by Fonseca, according to local newspaper “Daily Nation”.
These employees, provided in the said newspaper version, were allegedly fired for refusing to withdraw their allegations of sexual harassment against the ancestor of Fonseca, Gerardo Carrillo Silva.
However, Reyes said to Efe that the servants “were never fired,” but “did not recognize the authority (Fonseca),” and stressed that continued to work in the residence.
Fonseca, 57, was found dead by strangulation yesterday at the official residence of the Embassy of Venezuela in the upmarket suburb of Runda, north of Nairobi.
The diplomat had arrived in Nairobi on 15 July to take charge of the Embassy of the Latin American country.