Diplomat’s murder in Kenya shocks Venezuelans

Expedia.com

FILE - In this July 27, 2012 file photo, a Kenyan police officer stands outside the charge d affaires residence in Runda estate in Nairobi, Kenya. Career diplomat Olga Fonseca was sent to Kenya to take charge of the Venezuelan Embassy and fire all the remaining staff. But less than two weeks later, on July 27, she was found dead in the ambassador's residence. Her killing has become a political issue back at home, as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces the toughest re-election battle of his political life. His opponents have seized on the case to argue that Venezuela's diplomatic corps is in shambles. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File)Olga Fonseca was sent to Kenya on a mission she knew was difficult and possibly even dangerous. She was so worried about the assignment, according to her brother, that she had asked her relatives to go with her. None of them went.