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DCI launches investigations into alleged child exploitation by Joe Mwangi involving Wendy Waeni

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2019-Directorate of criminal investigations  has begun probing an incident in which a child star’s manager is accused of exploiting her.Wendy Waeni  accuses  Joe Mwangi, her former manager, of exploiting her.

The DCI office, through its Twitter account, on Friday confirmed that investigations have started, adding that action will be taken should Mwangi be found guilty.

Joe Mwangi and Wendy Waeni.| COURTESY
 This comes after Kenyans went on social media to condemn the incident  calling for the arrest of Mwangi after her interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange in which she said she has never received money despite touring the world with Mwangi.

” I have performed all over the world but I’ve never gotten a penny from it and that is because of my previous manager,” Wendy said during the Wednesday interview.

The girl said she lives in a single room with her mother in Nairobi’s Huruma estate.

Wendy is a gymnast and Unicef Ambassador and has performed for Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

However life has been unfair and unkind for the star whom has to endure a difficult life  with her  mother having to hawk  sweets and cigarettes  for their survival.

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