Diplomat charged with murder of Venezuelan ambassador to Kenya
Dwight Sagaray, the First Secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy to Kenya, appeared in court on Monday after a six-day arrest requested by police last week to investigate the murder of Venezuelan Ambassador to Kenya Olga Fonseca, strangled to death on July 27 in her official residence
First Secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy to Kenya Dwight Sagaray has been charged with murdering Venezuelan Ambassador to Kenya Olga Fonseca. Sagaray pleaded not guilty, though.
The Attorney General Office pressed charges against Sagaray in a hearing presided by Judge Florence Muchemi in the Higher Court of Nairobi, according to Kenyan radio network Capital FM, EFE reported.
Muchemi ordered the first secretary, who was stripped of his diplomatic immunity, to remain under police custody while his lawyers prepare an application for bail.
A close friend to Sagaray, Muhammed Ahmed Muhammed Hassan, may be charged as well. The Kenyan police have posted a photo of Muhammed Hassan as his whereabouts is currently unknown, the local press reported.
Fonseca, 57, was found dead on July 27 after being strangled to death at the official residence of the Venezuelan Embassy located in the affluent neighborhood of Runda, north Nairobi.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.