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July 27, 2012
The acting Venezuelan envoy to Kenya was found dead at her official residence in Nairobi, and police said Friday she was murdered by strangulation. Nairobi police chief Anthony Kibuchi said that the diplomat killed has been identified as Olga Fonseca Jimenez, the charge d’affaires and acting ambassador of Venezuela in Kenya.
Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Fonseca reported to the Embassy in Nairobi on July 15 to replace Ambassador Gerardo Carillo-Silva. A Venezuelan Foreign Ministry official said there was no immediate comment on the matter. Kibuchi said investigations into the death had begun and police had questioned two staff members at the residence. Fonseca arrived in Kenya in July to replace Carrillo-Silva, who had fled the country after three male workers at the ambassador’s residence filed a complaint with the police accusing him of sexual harassment, a lawyer representing the workers said.
Ngure Mbugua said he started representing the workers after police did not act against the complaints. He said he pressed Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ask the Venezuelan government to waiver the diplomat’s immunity against prosecution so that the envoy could be arrested and charged in Kenya or Venezuela.
Mbugua said Carrillo-Silva fled before the process was complete. He said after her arrival the workers told him that Fonseca demanded that the workers withdraw their sexual abuse complaints against her predecessor.
Mbugua said that on Tuesday Fonseca called for a meeting between him and her lawyer in which she insisted that she would fire the workers who lodged the complaints because of insubordination. Mbugua said Fonseca’s lawyer, Njeri Mucheru-Oyatta, advised her against firing the workers because they have contracts. Fonseca then said she would consult with the foreign ministry in Caracas, Mbugua said. Mucheru-Oyatta confirmed their meeting and said in the early stages of the investigation it was impossible to tell the motives behind her murder. Mbugua said the workers he was representing were recording statements with the police over Fonseca’s death.
July 25, 2012
July 25, 2012
As the “Miguna” sensation begins to ebb, new miguna-related terminologies are entering into Kenya-Stockholm’s lexicology. If you have a close friend whom you have been confiding in or who knows what could be your little secrets, it can be said that the friend has “migunized” you if he or she spills these secrets to whoever is ready to listen. The process through which the spilling of the secrets undergo is called “migunization”. The new words and meanings creeping into the luga-system includes the following:
Migunize: To spill the secrets of a close friend in revenge after falling out with the friend because of some reason. Usage in context: Since I fell out with Daniel, he has been trying to migunize me at every opportunity.
Migunized: Past tense of migunize: Usage in context: I was surprised how Jane migunized her old friend Mary.
Migunization: The process of spilling the secrets of a friend turned enemy. Usage in context: You could have stopped the migunization process of your friend Jim by his ex-wife because you know the facts about the couple’s divorce.
Migunology: The study of how to betray a former friend you have fallen out with by spilling his/her secrets for the purpose of hurting him or her or stopping the new enemy’s progress on any undertaking. This study includes reading “Peeling Back The Mask” by Miguna Miguna. Usage in context: Once you fall out with Jack, you will never match him in character assassination because he is a student of migunology.
Migunad: The end result of migunization: Usage in context: I came back from Kenya and discovered that my friend Evans had completely migunad me.
Migunaring: This is migunization in progress: Usage in context: When I entered the room, Tobby was migunaring his friend Alex who is in Spain and no one tried to stop the process.
Migunaphobia: This is the fear that a close friend who knows your secrets could one day spill them after a disagreement: Usage in context: He is suffering from migunaphobia and rarely allows his friends to know any of his secrets.
Migunastic: To act in a way that suggests that you are about to disclose a friend’s secret without realizing it or without proper reasons. Usage in context: I found his outbursts about his friend Paul a bit migunastic.
Migunamaniac: A friend who has an irresistible habit of spilling the secrets of his/her friends without control and at the slightest disagreement. Usage in context: I can never tell Domobaggie anything about my dealings because he is a migunamaniac.
Migunaism: A system of revenge against a former friend turned enemy by spilling his/her secrets in whatever form for the purpose of hurting him/her or sabotaging him or her in whatever way possible. Usage in context: Gerald is a believer in migunaism and is likely to destroy your character once you disagree with him.
Migunaist: A person who believes in migunaism and who upholds Miguna Miguna as a hero to be emulated. Such a person must believe in revenge through the spilling of secrets of a former friend turned enemy especially through the writing of a book not less than 600 pages. Allegations in such a book may not be backed by evidence and when the victim threatens to sue, the migunaist could welcome the move by telling the offended to “come baby come”.