Venezuelan deputy chief of mission to Kenya found dead
Olga Fonseca, the diplomatic representative of the Venezuelan government in Kenya, was found dead at her place located in north Nairobi
Venezuelan deputy chief of mission to Kenya, Olga Fonseca, 57, was found dead on Friday at her residence in north Nairobi, sources of the Venezuelan embassy confirmed.
The "diplomat was strangled until death this morning and the body still lies there, inside the house, whereas the circumstances that led to her death are investigated," police chief at the Kenyan capital city, Anthony Kibuchi, told Efe, as quoted by the local press.
Four servants were detained and driven to the police station of Gigiri, north Nairobi, where the Venezuelan embassy is located, to help in the enquiry, Kibuchi noted. He added that a necropsy would be performed. Fonseca was chargé d'affaires.
"They are investigating and, in principle, it seems that (Fonseca) was murdered; her feet and neck were tied with wires," related the assistant administrative officer at the Venezuelan mission, José Miguel Reyes.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."