By Nyambega Gisesa
Judgment day is approaching for Lavender Ogolla, a Kenyan who is among the women targeted by Italian prosecutors for allegedly lying during the bunga bunga sex parties probe involving billionaire politician Silvio Berlusconi. Italian prosecutors have named the chocolate beauty as one of the young females also known as le olgettine said to have supposedly been regularly attending the bunga bunga parties. The women were alleged to have been providing exotic dances, massage and sex to the then Prime Minister and his guests.
Last month, Italian courts sentenced Nicole Minetti, the charming nubile lady to five years in prison for procuring prostitutes for the billionaire. Her other associates, show business agent Lele Mora and Emilio Fede, a TV host, were each sentenced to seven years in prison.
“As per now we have no details on Lavender or whether there are more Kenyans involved in the bunga bunga parties,” a Mr Khalif, the Head of Chanceryat the Kenyan Embassy in Italy told The Nairobian. He promised to find more details about the matter.
If found guilty, Lavender risks imprisonment in accordance with Italian laws. Investigations of Berlusconi’s women are progressing fast after the courts convicted the billionaire to a seven-year term in prison on charges of paying for sex with an underage prostitute,
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Moroccan-born Karima el Mahroug alias Ruby the Heart Stealer. He was also accused of abuse of office. After his conviction on June 24, judges said that witnesses, who included starlets and showgirls who attended Berlusconi’s infamous bunga bunga parties, lied to the courts.
Lavender, alongside members of a dance group on the Colorado Café TV Show — who included Nicolle Ance Spirga and Marystell Garcia Polanco — are associated with the ex-premier’s alleged sex parties. Berlusconi, a controversial and divisive figure in Italian politics and business, has been facing numerous legal challenges, mostly related to the bunga bunga parties and abuse of office.
Kenyan girl Lavender has reportedly lived in Italy for six years and spends most of her time in the cities of Milan and Monza, the Italian town internationally known for the Autodromo Nazionale Monza motor racing circuit, home to the Italian Grand Prix. In 2011, Italian media reported that 14 women thought to have been regulars at Berlusconi’s bunga bunga sex parties were evicted from a house in a plush Milan neighbourhood of Via Olgettina after neighbours complained.
The women were said to have been living in the rent-free after the billionaire politician gave them the house. After inquiries into the ‘sex parties’ began, neighbours were said to have nicknamed it ‘The Dolls House’. But, according to the Daily Mail, things got worse when the residents’ association asked the women to leave since they “bringdown the tone and decorum of the area’”.
“With its landscaped gardens, underground parking, supermarket, bars and other facilities it is one of the most modern estates in the city and also houses some of the billionaire’s offices but in essence it was also the home of his harem,” the Daily Mail described the estate.