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Volleyball star Janet Wanja gets husband’s support over sex scandal

The husband of Kenyan volleyball star, Janet Wanja, has requested the public to “respect” their private lives in the face of a scandal linked to the player.

Andrew Swearman, who is husband of the long-serving Kenyan international player, also took to social media to defend his wife.

The Briton requested that the allegations of his wife’s involvement in an extra marital affair with a senior official of the Kenya Volleyball Federation should be “dropped” because they are “affecting” both his marriage and that of the said official.


“I am the husband of Janet Wanja. Please could the public let this matter drop. As it effects both our marriage and  that of the official. Please can you all respect this and keep views off social media. I thank you all for respecting,” Mr Swearman, who is based in the UK, wrote on Facebook.

In recent newspaper article reported that Wanja, who is among the most experienced and successful volleyball players in the country, declined sexual overtures from a sports administrator.

The Kenya Pipeline setter would later appear at a press conference alongside KVF Chairman Waithaka Kioni to denounce the newspaper story.

Speaking at the time, Mr Kioni threatened to initiate legal proceedings against the media house that published the article.