Kenya arrests six over Venezuelan diplomat's murder

A police officer leaves the residence of the acting Ambassador, Olga Fonseca Kenyan police say investigations are progressing well

Related Stories

Six people have been arrested in Kenya in connection with the murder of Venezuela's acting ambassador.

The diplomat, Olga Fonseca, was found strangled to death at her official residence in Nairobi on Friday.

Kenyan officials said some staff at the residency had complained about being fired by Ms Fonseca after they refused to retract allegations about her predecessor, Gerardo Carrillo Silva.

He left Nairobi two months ago after six years in the post.

The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was conducting an investigation into the allegations against Mr Carrillo Silva.

Venezuelan assistance

Two Venezuelan government officials arrived in Nairobi on Saturday to help with the probe into Ms Fonseca's killing.

She had started her new role in Nairobi on 15 July.

Staff had found Ms Fonseca, 57, in her bedroom on Friday morning.

She had only moved into the official residence, which is surrounded by an electrified fence, two days previously.

Chief of Nairobi police Anthony Kibuchi said investigations were progressing well.

He told local media he expected to charge some of the suspects either on Monday or Tuesday.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Africa stories



  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Woman with closed eyeStrange light show

    What do you see when you close your eyes?

  • Sony WalkmanLost ideas

    What has happened to Japan's inventors?

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.