13-year-old gymnast Wendy Waeni set social media ablaze after revealing that she lives in poverty even after performing internationally and locally.
She revealed that her ex-manager used to pocket all the money she earned while performing in various countries and states such as Germany, China, Rwanda.
Surprisingly, after landing all those lucrative deals, Waeni said that she lives with her mother in a single-room house in Nairobi- at Huruma.
“I have been performing all over the world, jeff I know you know that and right now I live in Huruma because of Joe Mwangi. To be sincere with you I have been performing all over the world as I have performed in Germany, I have performed in Rwanda and China. I have not got even a single penny from my performances. My mom is really suffering right now, as we talk.
I know she is working right now she sells sweets and we live in Huruma in a single room. I also have been performing all over the country but I do not get a single penny and mom does not get any money too. It is because of my previous manager Joe Mwangi.”
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 7, 2019
Wendyas hosted on JKL on Wednesday evening and her revelation about her manager was shocking.
She also confessed that she was not responsible for malicious posts on her social media pages but Joe Mwangi controlled them.
Check some of the reactions from Kenyans below;
Wendy Waeni is a child & I trust her word … Joe Mwangi used her & her social media accounts to enrich himself … Joe exploited her innocence to get access to Presidents & powerful men … Joe Mwangi should be charged with international crimes of Child Slavery & Trafficking.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) August 8, 2019
It is very sad that such a talented soul like Wendy Waeni is suffering yet some con artist has disappeared with her investment.
— Abala Kinyua (@KinyuaAbala) August 7, 2019
— EKkimani (@KimKim49816850) August 7, 2019
— pauleenmwalo (@pauleenmwalo) August 7, 2019
We were bashed then. Now we are vindicated. Joe Mwangi must be arrested. https://t.co/7y5D2FmLmr
— Rein (@Asamoh_) August 8, 2019
I repeat Joe Mwangi should be roasted at the Kariokor Crematorium..Wendy’s mum cannot be selling sweets and cigarettes at night as they sleep in a single room while Mwangi has been benefiting all this while,growing tummies and living a good life #JKLive
— Hurricane.KE🇰🇪 (@Sam254w) August 7, 2019
Ladies and Gentlemen, i bring to you Joe mwangi a great scammer after the fixed match sellers. Man has misused wendys chance by misusing all her earnings. Her mum is a hawker in town, whereas Wendy is out there smashing the cash 😪. He is a Spurs fan, Joe the Thief pic.twitter.com/TROihKudEw
— CYMOH ™🇰🇪 ❁ (@ProfCymOhAFC) August 7, 2019
Just in case Joe Mwangi comes to delete these tweets pic.twitter.com/HWvr4Fkcum
— Local Man (@CollinsKevs) August 7, 2019
— Kariuki 🇰🇪 (@Kj_Mpoa) August 7, 2019
Wendy Waeni does not own her instagram account 😡😡😡 It’s run by Joe Mwangi who posts things Wendy is not aware about. According to Wendy she has performed all over the world and not a single penny from it . This is very wrong at all levels @KoinangeJeff @citizentvkenya #JKLive
— Chris Kirwa (@chriskirwa) August 7, 2019
The little girl Wendy was being conned, not just the money but her online persona wasn’t that of a little girl. The fucker Joe Mwangi was running her account unintelligently, sometimes making adult tweets on an account that belonged to a kid. We exposed him. @Asamoh_
— DD (@Disembe) August 7, 2019