-- A staff working at the Venezuela
embassy in Nairobi on Monday denied charges of
murdering the Venezuelan’s top envoy to Kenya last
Dwight Ashrubal Saragay denied the
charges before High Court Justice Florence Muchemi
in Nairobi that on July 26 he murdered Olga Fonseca
Jimenez, who was Venezuelan’s acting ambassador to
The suspect was however remanded to
enable his defence team prepare the necessary
documents to have him released on bail later this
The prosecutors have accused Saragay
along with Muhammed Ahmed who is wanted by the Kenya
police in connection with the case of murder involving
the late Jimenez who was until her tragic death as the
charge d’affairs of Venezuelan Embassy in Nairobi.
The police have called on members of
the public to volunteer crucial information that may
lead to the arrest of Mohamed who is a medical
"Any person with information on
his whereabouts is requested to report to the
nearest police station or police officer.
"We also wish to inform the
public that a warrant of arrest was been issued by a
court of law on July 31," police said in a
statement last week.
Saragay, arrested on July 28 after the
authorities waived his diplomatic immunity is also
being treated as a key suspect in the murder of the
Two Kenyan private security guards
who were guarding the deceased’s residence at the
time of her death have also been charged for failing
to stop the envoy’s killing.
Bernard Owino and Eliud Kimutai are
facing charges of failing to use any reasonable
means to stop Jimerez’s murder.
However, the two pleaded not guilty
on July 30 and were released on 1,200 U.S. dollar
Jimenez was appointed as acting
ambassador after Silva who was implicated in a sexual
harassment claims had left the East African nation two
The staff at the embassy had
formally filed complaint with the police alleging
sexual harassment by Silva, the allegations which
forced him out of the country.
The employees were sacked mid July
for reportedly refusing to retract their accusations
of sexual impropriety against the ambassador.
Sources at the Venezuela’s embassy
said the late diplomat was found tied with wires
around her feet and neck, but refused to elaborate,
saying the ongoing investigations would unravel more