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Venezuela Ambassador (actg) to Kenya killed in Nairobi!

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    Venezuela diplomat killed in Nairobi


    By ZADOCK ANGIRA and OLIVER MATHENGE
    Posted Friday, July 27 2012 at 13:34


    A foreign diplomat attached to Kenya has been found dead at her residence in Nairobi Friday.

    The Charge de'affaires Olga Fonseca at the Venezuelan Embassy in Nairobi was found strangled in her Runda home, Nairobi police boss Anthony Kibuchi told reporters.

    She was the acting Venezuela ambassador to Kenya.

    Mr Kibuchi said police were holding four domestic workers.

    They were transferred to the Gigiri Police Station to help with investigations, he said.

    Mr Kibuchi said an autopsy will be done at the scene of crime.

    Last Friday, the Nation learnt that the Kenyan staff at the Venezuela embassy residence in Nairobi had complained to Diplomatic Police Unit in Gigiri over alleged dismissal by the new envoy.

    Talking to the Nation at the Runda residence at the weekend, the staff said the envoy, who arrived last week, had told them to vacate the premises.

    Sexual harassment

    The employees have complained that Ms Fonseca fired them after they refused to retract sexual harassment claims against former ambassador Gerarto da Silva.

    Two male employees had on April 23, through a complaint booked at Gigiri Diplomatic Police Unit and referenced as number 34, accused the former envoy of sexual impropriety.

    Mr da Silva unceremoniously left the country in May but the employees claimed he wanted to force them into unnatural sexual acts.

    "She came and forced us to apologise and say the claims that the former consular of Venezuela embassy, who was accused of sexual harassment of the staff, were all lies, and that we write an apology that we fabricated the story," the staff say in the complaint seen by the Nation and dated July 20.

    The employees who have signed the complaints are Kevin Akodhe, Leonida Khatenje, Angelina Mwelewe, Zipporah Khabukwi and Francis Mwangi.

    The sexual harassment claims have attracted the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which after learning of the issue earlier this month, wrote to the employees' lawyer, Ngure Mbugua, saying that they were launching "independent investigations."

    On Tuesday, Ms Fonseca sacked the five Kenyans for "insubordination" which led their lawyers to make a complaint with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The five had that morning been called to a meeting with Ms Fonseca to address the conflict that arose from the employees' decision to file asexual harassment complaint with the Diplomatic Police.

    "They have been fired because they refused to retract the complaint. The new Charge d'affaires has said they cannot continue working at the embassy because they have shown insubordination," said their lawyer Ngure Mbugua.

    "There is no way they can withdraw the complaint because that would amount to self-incrimination. They would appear to have given the police false information."

    On Wednesday, the Embassy's Assistant Administrator Jose Rabell refused to explain the circumstances under which the five had been sacked.

    "We will not be able to respond to you as we are currently administratively handling the matter. However, we reiterate that the Embassy and its Charge d'affaires reserve the right to terminate the employment of local staff and we are in the process of doing the same," he said.


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    Four arrested over envoy's murder

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    A police officer outside the residence of Venezuelan ambassador to Kenya in Runda, Nairobi, July 27, 2012. The ambassador was found strangled in her house.

    By ZADOCK ANGILA zangila@ke.nationmedia.com
    OLIVER MATHENGE omathenge@ke.nationmedia.com

    Posted Friday, July 27 2012 at 23:30


    Police have arrested four workers after the top Venezuelan diplomat in Kenya was killed barely two weeks after coming to Nairobi.

    Ms Olga Fonseca, who was the acting ambassador, was murdered in her Runda residence on Thursday night.

    She took over on July 16 from Mr Gerarto da Silva, who left the country unceremoniously in May amid allegations of sexual harassment.

    Nairobi police boss Anthony Kibuchi said they were also following other leads on the murder.

    Other sources said Ms Fonseca had differences with her deputy over the embassy's bank accounts.

    The man was acting before she took over, and is said to have refused to cede control of finances to her as the signatory.

    A senior CID officer told Nation that the deputy would be interrogated over the murder.

    The body was found by guards after she failed to leave for work by 9am. Police said the body had been dragged from the living room to the bedroom where it was placed on the bed.

    She was strangled with an electrical cable and her hands tied to the back.

    Last Friday, the envoy's domestic staff filed a complaint of unfair dismissal against her at the Diplomatic Police Unit in Gigiri.

    They alleged that Ms Fonseca fired them after they refused to retract sexual harassment claims against Mr Silva.

    Two male employees had accused the ambassador of sexual harassment.

    "She (Ms Fonseca) came and forced us to apologise and say the claims against the former consular of Venezuela embassy, who was accused of sexual harassment of the staff, were all lies, and that we write an apology that we fabricated the story," the staff said in a new complaint seen by the Nation and dated July 20.

    It was signed by Mr Kevin Akodhe, Ms Leonida Khatenje, Mr Angelina Mwelewe, Ms Zipporah Khabukwi and Mr Francis Mwangi.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote to the employees' lawyer, Mr Ngure Mbugua, earlier this month promising to launch "independent investigations" into the claims of sexual harassment.

    On Wednesday, Ms Fonseca sacked five workers over alleged "insubordination".

    "They have been fired because they refused to retract the complaint. The new Charge d'Affaires has said they cannot continue working at the embassy because they have shown insubordination," said Mr Mbugua.

    "There is no way they can withdraw the complaint because that would amount to self-incrimination. They would appear to have given the police false information."

    The embassy's assistant administrator, Mr Jose Rabell, declined to comment on the sackings.

    "We will not be able to respond to you as we are currently administratively handling the matter. However, we reiterate that the Embassy and its Charge d'Affaires reserve the right to terminate the employment of local staff and we are in the process of doing the same," he said.

    Mr Mbugua said Ms Fonseca had not yet submitted her papers and could therefore not be officially acknowledged as a representative of the Venezuelan government in Kenya.

    "We are challenging the authenticity of this lady because there is no official communication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledging her presence," he said.

    The body was taken from the residence, 317 Runda Groove, to the Lee Funeral Home.

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    [​IMG]Venezuela on the map. Photo | FILE |


    By ZADOCK ANGIRA in NairobiPosted Friday, July 27 2012 at 14:21





    A foreign diplomat attached to Kenya has been found dead at her residence in Nairobi Friday.

    The charge de affairs at the Venezuelan Embassy in Nairobi was found strangled in her Runda home, Nairobi police boss Anthony Kibuchi told reporters.

    She was the acting Venezuela ambassador to Kenya.

    Mr Kibuchi said police were holding four domestic workers.

    They were transferred to the Gigiri Police Station to help with investigations, he said.

    Mr Kibuchi said an autopsy will be done at the scene of crime


     
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    Nairobi... Why can't we make Dar modern? so those big corporation can move down here?

    Just couple of weeks ago, US just announced the new Africa Head Office for IBM, Coca Cola and Facebook will be in

    Nairobi; Well they have best Airport; Good Metropolitan; Good Roads; Good Matatus;
     
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    Mhh! Matatus are not gud, huo mziki unaofunguliwa humo km disco,majority ni vipanya
     
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    Kuna uhusiano wowote hii na hiyo main story? au ndio umeshavurugwa??
     
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    Mh wakenya noma wanaua diplomats ili iweje wapate hela ya kununua ugali? Huwezi sikia such thing happening in tz
     
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    Ya kuuwawa na ya huyo ofisa wa Ubalozi wa Venezuela? Ndio... Kila Balozi na Mashirika yanakimbilia Nairobi

    Dar sasa hivi tunaweza tuna Utajiri kuliko Kenya sasa... tunaweza Dar kupapendezesha na kufanya hayo mashirika

    na Mabalozi kuja Dar
     
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    Ya kuuwawa na ya huyo ofisa wa Ubalozi wa Venezuela? Ndio... Kila Balozi na Mashirika yanakimbilia Nairobi

    Dar sasa hivi tunaweza tuna Utajiri kuliko Kenya sasa... tunaweza Dar kupapendezesha na kufanya hayo mashirika

    na Mabalozi kuja Dar
     
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    Kwahiyo Hiki kitu kingekuwa in Modern Dar huyo diplomat asingekufa ama...hapo ndipo dots zinafail ku-connect!!
     
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    umeshasikia wafanyakazi wa nyumbani wa kibongo wakifanya mpango wa kumuua bosi wao Mwanamke bila sababu?

    watanzania kidogo tuna utu... labda sasa sijui lakini tuna upole ukilinganisha na hao jamaa zetu juu
     
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    Those domestic workers lazima wasaidie cops by any means...mpaka ushahidi ukamilike by court kwamba they are victims, hata huku the Great Kanumba alikufa home kwake and some people have been caught!! Sameway.

     
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    Watu wa Kanumba ni tofauti sio Wafanyakazi; Wanajuana kama Kanumba asingempigia simu kumuita yasingetokea hayo
     
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    We unaona ni tofauti..bt biliv it, asingekuwepo huyo mtu domestic worker wake angehusika hapa...
     
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    Huyo wa Kanumba hakuwa Domestic worker wake... they had some domestic affairs
     
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    Ila waache wafe tu manake hawa diplomats ni wabishi sana...tayari nairobi kuna terror threats lakini bado wanakimbilia huko...they are blind!!
     
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    Sababu Nairobi Pamejengeka kama jiji lolote Europe wanapenda Mazingira; Sio Dar takataka, Daladala hazina heshima,

    Hatupendezeshi JIJI ukienda Mwanza ni Msafi au Moshi hata Arusha; Hakuna sehemu nzuri za kupumzika na golfing ni

    gymkhana nyingine ni ya jeshi, tennis, swimming hakuna starehe labda ni pombe pombe pombe; hata nimeona ajabu

    kwenye olympic kundi letu ni dogo ukilinganisha na nchi zote za Africa hadi Somalia ilikuwa na wanamichezo wengi zaidi

    yetu 14
     
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    Hilo suala ni nyeti sana...hii ni sababu huu mji wetu dar kila kukicha makolokolo yote yanalundikwa hapa, sasa angalia, makao makuu ya wizara zote yapo dar, head office karibu za makampuni yote(public and private) yapo hapa dar, Barozi zote(embassy) zipo dar...eveythng...mpaka sasa hata ile gas inayopatikana Mtwara linajengwa bomba lije dar...

    Sasa hapo ndio tujiulize tanzania ni only dar tu?? Sasa angalia vumbi linalotimka hapa!! Mji mchafu, foleni kila mahali(barabarani, ATM, sokoni, Customer Care zote, Vyooni vya kulipia,Mpesa, stand za bus...yaani eveythng is uncontrolled).

    Sasa mie nashangaa kwanini iwe hivi?? Juzi nilienda Moshi..mji ni mzuri sana, lakini serikali yetu haiwekezi kule..nasikia Arusha iko pouwa vilevile, Kwanini mikoa ya mipakani like mtwara wasijenge barozi za Msumbiji na Malawi kule?? ingekuwa very easy na mji ungekuwa expandible...anyway!!
     
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