An Italian diplomat is divorcing his wife over her affair with a Kenyan university student, according to a report in Standard Media Newspaper, Kenya.
The student, who allegedly dropped out of college, now accuses the diplomat’s wife of misusing him sexually, before dumping him without delivering on the lavish, easy life she had reportedly promised.
Mario Margiotta, an international agricultural economist in Kenya, but who has since relocated to Egypt, filed divorce papers at the High Court Family Division in Nairobi and names the university
student, Billy Graham Olang, as the reason for their divorce.
Mario offered Olang Sh7 million (about 22 million Naira) to leave his wife alone, but turned it down because he loved her.
Mario claims Olang had a three-year affair with his wife, Nathalie Amiot, who allegedly convinced the student of applied statistics to quit university. In exchange, she is said to have promised him a lavish life, including capital for a business of his choice to be funded by proceeds from the sale of a Sh26 million flat in France.
Mario and Nathalie dated and married in France. They have one child, an 18-year-old son. Since 2011, they have been residents of Kenya, where their son attends high school.
Olang filed an affidavit at the Family Division of the High Court on July 2, 2016, seeking to be enjoined in the divorce case.
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In his affidavit Olang swears that: “Having learned of the divorce case filed on behalf of Mario Margiotta, in which he mentions me in writing by my full official name, and accuses Nathalie Amiot of a romantic relationship with me as a ground for divorce because of infidelity, I wish to exercise my constitutional right to be heard, explain myself and participate as a party in the legal proceeding in court.”
Olang claims he met Nathalie in Mombasa in 2011. “I had visited an aunt, and met her at a social event. She is the one who approached me and we started an affair,” states Olang, adding that Nathalie, who had already separated from her husband, sent him money to travel and be with her in Mombasa every weekend.
“After a year of travelling every weekend to Mombasa, I was so tired and could not manage it anymore, so Nathalie travelled to Maseno, and I took her to my mother’s house where she lived for three months.”
Nathalie relocated to Mombasa after she sold the apartment in France. But travelling from Maseno to Mombasa apparently affected his studies.