The Directorate of Criminal Investigation has launched investigations into allegations made by gymnast Wendy Waeni of being exploited by her former manager Joe Mwangi.
In a tweet, DCI said the Child Protection Unit has already started investigating the claims and legal action will be taken if Joe Mwangi will be found culpable.
“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,” tweeted DCI.
#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.#WendyWaeni. https://t.co/zfNaLsAjAu
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) August 9, 2019
In an interview with Jeff Koinange on Citizen Tv JKL Show, the 14-year-old gymnast Wendy Waeni made headlines where she accused her former manager of not sharing the dime generated from her talent.
She claimed how even though she had performed all over the world including Germany, China, and Rwanda, her mother is still languishing in poverty living in a single room in Huruma and selling sweets and cigarettes at night.
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has offered legal services and investigation to Wendy’s claims.
Kenyans cheered their expressions on twitter after the DCI announcement
— Deno_dee (@Dennism07593117) August 9, 2019
Thanks , in our kot of law we have already found him guilty and sentenced him for cremation 😂.
— Count Olaf (@Olaf_Ke) August 9, 2019
This is a very bold move, we are happy as #KOT but joe mwangi should not be out here on bail or bond or anything Kama hiyo. Asikubaliwe hata lawyer😂😂😂. Let him fix himself. Nasa yeye
— TheGoldenVoice 🇰🇪 (@IamDavidBett) August 9, 2019