Kenya:Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama distanced himself from alleged intimacy scandal

By Samuel Ouma

Victor Wanyama
Victor Wanyama

Former Tottenham FC midfielder and Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama has rubbished the claims that he had been in a sexual relationship with a Kenyan socialite.

Kenyan blogger Arthur Mandela popularly known as X-tian Dela hosted a socialist Shakilla on his show which was streamed online on Instagram and Shakilla alleged she had sexual relations with a host of celebrities including the soccer star.

Reacting to the video circulating online, the Montreal Impact player has threatened to sue X-tian Dela and Shakilla for defaming him.

Wanyama said the allegations are fabricated and meant to disparage his name.

“I wish to distance myself completely from the contents of this defamatory video. The allegations made therein are a total fabrication and a figment of the maker’s imagination at best.

“I have never met any party in the video. I strongly condemn the actions of both the woman in the video and the publisher of the video Arthur Mandela, via his Instagram account @Xtiandela, for encouraging the disparagement of the character of the individuals based on false accusatory statements,” Wanyama stated in a press release.

He said he had worked too hard to build his career and it is unacceptable for one to tarnish his reputation.

Other Kenyan celebrities in the media are Khalighraph Jones, Willy Paul, Otile Brown.

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