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Envoy was killed by colleague, judge rules



The High Court yesterday convicted Venezuelan diplomat Dwight Sagaray and three Kenyans for the murder of the Venezuelan Ambassador Olga Fonseca 10 years ago at her residence in Runda, Nairobi.

In her judgement, Justice Roseline Korir found Sagaray, who was the Venezuelan Embassy’s First Secretary, and his three co-accused Ahmed Omindo, Alex Wanyonyi and Moses Kalya, guilty.

She said the Prosecution had proved its case through its 37 witnesses. “I am satisfied that the prosecution has proved the murder charge against Sagaragy (pictured right), Omindo, Wanyonyi and Kalya beyond reasonable doubt. They are hereby convicted under section 203 of the penal code, “ Judge Korir ruled.

While convicting the five, the court found that Olga was killed through manual strangulation. Olga’s body was found lying on her bed with a wire cord around her neck, hands and legs on the night of July 26 and 27, 2012. The court found that the accused persons killed Olga as a result of a power tug of war between her and the administrator Sagaray over who was the ambassador of Venezuela.

Further, the court found that Sagaray and Mohamed had established themselves at the embassy and were against Olga’s arrival in the country and the control of the Embassy.

“From the evidence it is clear that the first accused (Sagaray) resisted the taking over of the Embassy by Olga, “ Justice Korir said. Justice Korir also found that the prosecution proved that Sagaray had a motive to orchestrate the death of Olga

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