Kenyan Convicts Venezuelan Diplomat Of Murder
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 26, 2023
A Kenyan court has convicted a Venezuelan diplomat over the murder of the Latin American nation’s acting ambassador 10 years ago at her official residence in the capital, Nairobi.
Report says Dwight Sagaray, who was the Venezuelan embassy’s first secretary, was found guilty of the killing of Olga Fonseca on July 27, 2012.
Three Kenyan nationals who had been charged alongside Mr. Sagaray were also convicted.
The diplomat was tried for the murder after his diplomatic immunity was waived by Venezuela. Ms. Fonseca was killed less than two weeks after she started her new role in Nairobi on July 15, 2012. The motive for her killing is unclear, but Kenyan officials said at the time that some staff at the residency were unhappy after being sacked by Ms. Fonseca.