Georgina Njenga, an Instagram personality and wife of former Machachari actor Tyler Mbaya, popularly known as Baha, recently revealed that she takes care of all the household expenses. She shared this information during a conversation with an Instagram user named Nurse_Judy_ke, who had criticized Baha and accused him of engaging in scamming activities, claiming that he was facing eviction.
In their conversation, Georgina, who is a mother of one, acknowledged that her husband might be facing financial difficulties due to a gambling addiction that has prevented him from paying their bills. She stated, “I’m not aware of anything of the sort, and no, we are not being evicted. He didn’t even tell me about this, and I pay all the bills. He has been struggling with gambling issues, but if anything, he did not borrow money to help us; it’s probably for himself. I feel terrible that he’s using our child to get money and gamble.”
Baha also made an announcement that his Instagram and TikTok accounts, which have a substantial following of over 760K and 399.8K users respectively, are up for sale. He expressed his struggles by saying, “Selling my Instagram and TikTok accounts. I’m not okay… I’m working on it.”
So far, Baha has not publicly responded to the accusations of having a gambling addiction.
Gambling addiction, also referred to as pathological gambling, compulsive gambling, or gambling disorder, is a form of impulse-control disorder. It involves an unhealthy obsession with gambling, lacking control over the behavior. Compulsive gamblers continue to gamble regardless of their financial situation, whether they are winning or losing, and even when they cannot afford to lose.
Gambling activities can include online sports betting, scratch cards, roulette, poker, or slot machines in a casino. A gambling problem can strain relationships, disrupt work, and lead to financial ruin. It can even drive individuals to engage in behaviors they never thought they would, such as accumulating significant debts or resorting to theft to fund their gambling habits.
The combination of increased leisure time, disposable income, and a strong desire to win at any cost creates an ideal environment for addictive behaviors to take root and flourish.