Top Venezuelan official killed in Kenya

2012-07-27 20:05

Nairobi - The head of Venezuela's embassy in Kenya was murdered at her official residence in the capital, police and foreign affairs ministry officials said on Friday.

Police said they believed the charge d'affaires, Olga Fonseca, was strangled to death in the white mansion surrounded by tropical trees and an electric fence in the exclusive Runda neighbourhood.

"We received reports that she was found dead in the house on her bed. What we have seen is that she has been strangled," Anthony Kibuchi, Nairobi area police commander, told reporters outside Fonseca's residence.

She started her job on 15 July, the ministry of foreign affairs said.

Venezuelan embassy officials in Kenya were unavailable to comment.

  • nketso.kgwadi - 2012-07-27 20:12

    Giving africa a bad name no wonder we still hundred years behind to the rest of the world

  • delish7564 - 2012-07-27 20:28

    What a wonderful introduction to Africa, NOT. Condolences to her family and friends!,

  • husaberg.twostroke - 2012-07-27 20:59

    Typical Africa no wonder things are looking so grim in Kenya. Hope her family finds peace.

  • Thobile Lugwadu - 2012-07-28 05:35

    Lives in a white mansion,with high wall and an electric fence. No gunshots or stab wounds. For me its one of the people she knew or trusted. Either her relative, venezualan official or a kenyan official or even iranian enermies.

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