Former Machachari star Tyler Mbaya, popularly known as Baha, recently announced his decision to take a break from social media to focus on therapy and self-improvement.
In a post on his social media account, Baha expressed his desire for a fresh start, stating,
Hey, Tyler gang. My doctor believes that a small break from social media will serve as a detox as I embark on my journey to recovery. I agree that it’s essential to prioritize my mental health. Therefore, I will be taking a two-week break to ensure a proper beginning. I’ll be back soon. #recovery.”
During a press briefing on Friday, June 9, Baha openly admitted to struggling with a gambling problem.
He bravely acknowledged the shame associated with his habit and emphasized that he has now taken the necessary steps to seek help and rectify his situation.
Baha shared that his initial therapy session has been beneficial, and he took the opportunity to caution others, especially individuals of his age group, about the dangers of succumbing to similar vices.
However, last week, Baha faced exposure by a Kenyan residing in the United States, who accused him of scamming her out of Ksh 20,000. Nurse Judy, based in America, claimed that Baha borrowed money from her under the pretense of paying off bills, including overdue rent.
In an unexpected turn, Judy also revealed details about Baha’s wife, Georgina, who allegedly confessed to paying the bills while acknowledging her husband’s gambling problem.
The expose prompted Kenyans to criticize the US-based accuser, arguing that she should have pursued alternative methods to recover her money.
Adding to the ongoing controversy, a music video featuring Baha and Georgina was released shortly after. The song, performed by Jovial and Lexsil, further fueled the criticism towards the couple, with many accusing them of seeking publicity and chasing clout.
Throughout this challenging period, Baha has received supportive messages from his fans, who have expressed their well wishes and hopes for his recovery.