By Cyrus Ombati
Two senior government officials from Venezuela have arrived in Nairobi to push for investigations and arrest of those behind the murder of the South American country’s ambassador to Kenya, Olga Fonseca.
The officials arrived in Nairobi on Saturday as police arrested five more suspects in connection with the death of Ms Fonseca, 57.
The arrest of the suspects who include the embassy First Secretary Dwight Ashrubal Saragay, a driver, a doctor, four workers and other outsiders brought to nine, the number of the suspects in police custody over the incident that was discovered on Friday morning.
Four were separately arrested in Kayole, Mwiki, Muthaiga and Dandora.
Postmortem exercise conducted on her body revealed she had been strangled.
Nairobi Area police boss Anthony Kibuchi said investigations are progressing well and they expect to charge some of the suspects either on Monday or Tuesday depending on the outcome of the investigations.
“They are writing more statements before they appear in court. We are making good progress in this murder incident,” said Kibuchi.
Mr Saragay was arrested after his diplomatic immunity was waived. He had been charge d’affaires after former ambassador Gerardo da Silva left the country unceremoniously in May following allegations of sexual harassment.
Mr Saragay was Saturday taken to the Diplomatic Police Unit offices where he was questioned for hours by a team led by Nairobi CID boss Nicholas Kamwende before being locked up at the local police station.
Kamwende was still recording statements from the suspects on Sunday.