‘Venezuela’s Kenya envoy strangled’
“Police can confirm that the diplomat was strangled to death this morning, and the body is still lying at the house as we investigate circumstances leading to the death,” said Anthony Kibuchi, Nairobi area police commander.
Kibuchi said investigations into the death had begun and police had questioned two staff members at the residence.
Officials at Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said some Kenyan staff members at the Venezuelan embassy’s residence had complained to the ministry’s Diplomatic Police Unit after Ms. Fonseca fired them. She started her job on July 15, replacing Ambassador Gerardo Carrillo-Silva.
The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry mourned the diplomat’s death and said it was confident the Kenyan authorities would catch those responsible. They praised her as having a “brilliant and committed diplomatic career.”
The ministry said President Hugo Chavez’s government trusts that the criminal investigation by Kenyan authorities will determine what happened and who was responsible.
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