Kenya: 3 charged over diplomat murder

2012-11-02 19:18

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Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Friday charged three more suspects with the murder of a Venezuelan acting ambassador found strangled in her Nairobi home in July.

The three are accused of murdering Olga Fonseca Gimenez "on the night of 26 and 27 July and... joint with others not in this court," the charge sheet read.

The three, Ahmed Mutivane Omido, Alex Sifuma Wanyonyi and Moses Kiprotich Walya did not make a plea, as two did not have a lawyer.

They will be held in custody until 8 November when they are expected to enter a plea.

The arrests bring to six the number of people detained for the envoy's murder, with a seventh suspect, Mohammed Ahmed, on the run.

In early August, Dwight Sagaray, a Venezuelan diplomat serving as first secretary at the embassy, was also charged with Fonseca's murder along with two security guards.

Sagaray remains in custody.

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