Ababu Namwamba Finally Speaks on Dating Azziad

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has, for the first time, addressed allegations of being in a relationship with Azziad Nasenya, a popular media personality and content creator. 

In an exclusive interview with a local media house on Friday, the CS denied the allegations, asserting that their interactions were solely professional, stemming from Azziad’s appointment to the defunct Talanta Hela Committee.

Namwamba expressed that Azziad was maliciously and unjustly singled out from the team that was appointed to the Committee in February, with individuals harbouring selfish interests. He thus questioned the motive behind the coordinated attack that followed the appointments.

“Azziad is not my girlfriend. We do not have any relationship whatsoever,” he set the record straight.

“I actually feel sorry for the poor girl. You know for me, I have been in the trenches and when you have been in the public space, you grow the skin of a crocodile on top of a hippo, covered by the skin of a buffalo and you can take all sorts of blows.”

Therefore, the CS urged the public to refrain from tarnishing the reputation of the media personality by spreading baseless and misleading accusations. 

“While it is acceptable to keep public servants under scrutiny, it is also not fair to spread rumours and slander the character of other people. It is not right. Why would you want to want to destroy the reputation of somebody who, in my view, is a real hustler?” The CS wondered. 

“I believe that Azziad has not been treated fairly, and I have not been treated fairly as well. Azziad is innocent as I am,” he maintained, urging his critics and fake news merchants to tone down on the claims. 

Azziad was appointed to the dissolved Talanta Hela Committee by the CS on February 9 to serve in the creative technical committee.

Other notable celebrities appointed to serve on the committee were Churchill Show host Daniel Ndambuki and Spice FM radio presenter Jimmi Gathu. The team was tasked with proposing reliable systems for collecting and distributing royalties to Kenyans in the creative industry.