•Dwight Sagaray, who was the Venezuelan embassy’s first secretary, was among the first suspects to be arraigned over Olga’s death.
•The same court will deliver a judgement on six people charged with the murder of a former MP 10 years ago.
The High court will on Thursday render its decision on the murder trial of Venezuelan envoy Olga Fonsesca.
It's ten years since Fonsesca was found murdered in her Runda residence in Nairobi. She was strangled to death on July 26, 2012, less than two weeks after arriving in Kenya to head the diplomatic mission.
Her body was found lying on her bed with a wire cord around her neck, hands and legs on the night of 26 and 27 July 2012. Next to her body was a pair of pliers.
Evidence on record shows Olga had sex the night she was murdered, but it is unknown with whom or whether it was consensual or forced.
She reported to Kenya on July 15 to replace former ambassador Gerardo Carillo Silva, who was facing allegations of sexual harassment by male workers from the embassy residence.
Trial Judge Roselyn Korir is expected to pass judgement on the five accused persons who were charged with the murder. She was to deliver a verdict in the case on August 15 last year but failed after being taken ill.
Dwight Sagaray, who was the Venezuelan embassy’s first secretary, was among the first suspects to be arraigned over Olga’s death.
He was charged alongside Ahmed Omindo, Alex Sifuna Wanyonyi, Moses Kiprotich Kalya and Kipng'eno Kirui Chelogoi.
The same court will deliver a judgement on six people charged with the murder of a former MP 10 years ago.
Last year the six were put on their defence.
While seeking to be acquitted, the proprietor of Porkies Club, Paul Wainaina Boiyo alias Sheki, through veteran lawyer John Khaminwa said the Director of Public Prosecutions had failed to establish that the accused had the motive to poison former Juja MP George Thuo.
In his final submissions before Justice Korir, Dr Khaminwa said Thuo was a regular and respected customer at the club.
“No motive to poison him has been established by the DPP. No evidence to demonstrate the link between the accused and the deceased's death,” said Dr Khaminwa.
Boiyo is charged alongside his employees Christine Lumbazio Andika alias Lumba, Andrew Karanja Wainaina, Samwel Kuria alias Visi, Esther Ndinda Mulinge and Ruth Watahi Irungu alias Atlanta for the murder of Thuo on November 17, 2013.
“The prosecution has not demonstrated that the accused has a case to answer. It has not led any testimony to link the accused to the poison that led to the former lawmaker's death,” stated Khaminwa.
The advocate said that before Thuo went to Porkies Club, he had been drinking alcohol elsewhere.