Saturday August 10, 2019-Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, has directed his boys to hunt for Githurai based conman, Joe Mwangi, after he conned upcoming young gymnast, Wendy Waeni.
In an expose aired by Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) on Citizen TV, Waeni told Jeff how Mwangi used her to enrich himself while the girl and her mother wallowed in poverty in Huruma slums.
“#DCI Detectives from the Child Protection Unit have today commenced investigations into this matter & should ANY criminal culpability be found, appropriate legal action will be taken. We are grateful to all those who brought this to our attention,” Kinoti said in a tweet.
In an emotional interview, the teen shocked the nation when she revealed that she has not received a single penny from her performances for 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,” Waeni told Jeff.
She further stated that she has no control over – or even access to – her social media accounts where she has previously been accused of being rude.
However in a response, Mwangi dismissed the accusations, further intimating that the minor may have been coached on what to say.
The Kenyan DAILY POST