Digital content creator and actor Tyler Mbaya popularly known as Baha from his role in Machachari has finally admitted he is currently addicted to gambling.
The actor admitted he needed help and was willing to sort it out in a bid to redeem himself and be better for his girlfriend and their small kid.
Talking to different YouTube content creators in a small public address Baha admitted that he has had challenges with gambling for a while and that he had started finding help from professionals.
He added that he was indeed not in a good place and that is why he had resulted to lying to people to collect some money here and there.
“I’m an actor by profession, I’m a young dad and I’ve been struggling with the underlying issue (gambling) for a while and I’m really willing to seek help.
I found myself deep into gambling because of a series of bad decisions that piled up to a point where I feel that my finances were a bit crippled so I was trying to get fast money which was pretty much gambling,” the young dad emotionally said.
Tyler went on to defend his girlfriend Georgina Njenga adding that she has been supportive of him throughout and has been helping sort out things around the house highlighting that they weren't struggling.
“The finances were not necessarily for bills because my shawty was helping out so the majority of it was now the elevation of getting from one place to the other, because of the pressure of society’s expectations because if it was basic needs, that was all sorted out.
I was also managing on my own because basic needs were not things I was unable to hack. It was the luxuries in life that I was lacking and I had pressure to search for them," Baha admitted.
His case came to light a week ago after he was exposed by a Kenyan nurse based in the US.
Nurse Judy through her social media page narrated how Tyler had begged her for money claiming he and his young family were facing eviction. Turns out the young man was swindling her to acquire money for gambling.
Shortly after, a few other people came out voicing that Tyler had played the same trick on them, asking for money and failing to pay it back.