NAIROBI: Police in Kenya said on Saturday they had arrested six people in connection with the murder by strangling of Venezuela’s most senior diplomat in the country at her residence in Nairobi. On Friday, police said Olga Fonseca, Venezuela’s acting ambassador and charge d’affaires, had been found dead in her residence on her bed, but that it was unclear why she had been killed. “We are holding six. Please give us time. Let us investigate,” Anthony Kibuchi, Nairobi area police commander, told Reuters by phone on Saturday, without giving more details. Officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Kenyan staff at the embassy’s residence had complained to its Diplomatic Police Unit after the new envoy fired them. Fonseca had sacked them after they refused to retract sexual harassment claims against the former head of the Venezuelan embassy, the employees said.
Lightning claims four
WARSAW: Four Poles were killed when they were struck by lightning as they trekked across southern Poland’s Pieniny Mountains near the Slovak border, local media reported on Saturday. The bodies of a man and woman from Warsaw, both 50, were found on Friday along with the corpse of their daughter and that of her fiancé, both 22, near a ravine a mere several hundred yards from their hostel. “It is extremely rare for a single bolt of lightning to kill four people,” said Mariusz Zarod, a mountain rescue official. Polish and Slovak rescuers had used tracker dogs and helicopters to look for the group after it went missing on Wednesday. —