Venezuelan commission in Kenya to monitor Diplomat murder case
Nairobi (Alshahid)-Venezuela has dispatched a commission to Kenya to track the investigation into the murder of its acting ambassador to Nairobi. The Venezuelan interior and justice minister said Tuesday.
The minister, Tareck El Aissami, told reporters a commission had been sent to Kenya, but offered little further information into the murder charges a fellow Venezuelan diplomat faces in connection to the case or into the manhunt for a second suspect accused in the killing.
Olga Fonseca Gimenez, 57, the Venezuelan charge d’affaires and acting ambassador to Kenya, was found strangled in her Nairobi home on July 27.
A day later, Kenyan authorities arrested Dwight Sagaray, first secretary at the embassy, and on Monday charged him with the murder. He pleaded not guilty.
The court also charged in absentia a Kenyan, Mohammed Ahmed, with murder. He remains at large and police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
Aissami did, however, criticize a Kenya news report that claimed investigators were looking into possible connections between the death of the Venezuelan envoy, Olga Fonseca Gimenez, and alleged drug traffickers at the embassy.
“There is no indication that the issue of narco trafficking is involved in the murder of the ambassador to Kenya,” Mr. Aissami said in a message posted on Twitter Tuesday.