DCI orders arrest of Wendy Waeni’s ex-manager Joe Mwangi


DCI orders arrest of Wendy Waeni's ex-manager Joe Mwangi
Joe Mwangi. PHOTO | COURTESY

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has issued a warrant of arrest for child star Wendy Waeni’s former manager.

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Joseph Mwangi Nduta alias Joe is wanted by authorities in connection with forgery and issuing threats to the girl’s mother Magdalene Mbele.

“Mr Joseph Mwangi NDUTA alias Joe whose photos appear below is #Wanted by @DCI_Kenya Detectives in connection with the Forgery of a Letter purporting to be from a Cabinet Secretary threatening the complainant- Magdalene Mbele of some consequences,” the DCI tweeted.

Mwangi has been asked to report to the DCI offices in Nairobi.

Wendy Waeni is a Kenyan contortionist who has performed for audiences around the world and two African Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame.

Also Read: DCI investigating alleged swindling of child star Wendy Waeni 

Her former manager came under pressure following allegations that he stole from the child and her mother.

During an interview on Citizen TV’s JKL show, Waeni alleged that she had not received a single penny for her performances over the past five years.

“I’ve been performing all over the world, and right now I live in Huruma because of Joe Mwangi. I’ve performed in Rwanda, Germany, and China… and I’ve not got even a single penny. My mum is really suffering right now, she sells sweets, I live in Huruma in a single-room with her,” she said.

The manager however rubbished the allegations and accused her of ‘reading from a script.’

He further accused the mother of mismanaging funds they had received from her performance in Rwanda.

The mother rejected his claims saying Mwangi only gave her a little money from what he got from prominent individuals to help Waeni.

“During our trip to Rwanda, President Paul Kagame gave me Ksh.500,000 to support Wendy’s talent, I shared the money with Joe by giving him Ksh.200,000 but he still demanded for more,” she said.

Also Read: ‘I’ve never tasted alcohol,’ Wendy Waeni’s mother denies mismanaging funds

The mother added: “He received money from politicians in the name of my daughter; he got Ksh.140,000 from Raila Odinga and only gave me Ksh.30,000.”

According to her, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and TV presenter Jeff Koinange each gave the former manager Ksh.100,000.

However, she was only given Ksh.20,000 and Ksh.4,000 from the two personalities respectively.

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