Joe Mwangi claims Wendy Waeni's mother is an alcoholic
Masolo Mabonga|Aug. 13, 2019
- Mwangi accused Wendy's mother of wasting the acrobat's money through alcoholism
- The ex- manager claimed the mother squandered the girl's school fees to a tune of KSh 100, 000
- He accused the two of planning deals behind his back and blaming him when they backfire
- Mwangi revealed he sought President Uhuru Kenyatta's intervention to help raise Wendy's school fees
- The embattled man said he was even forced to sell his TV set to cater for the 14-year-old gymnast's other school requirements
- He attributed their fallout to his firm decision to restrict her from using smartphones and accessing the internet
In the wake of controversy surrounding management of Wendy Waeni's proceeds from acrobatic performances, her ex-manager, Joe Mwangi, has pointed an accusing finger at the girl's mother.
Mwangi, who is at the centre of the controversy, claimed Wendy's mother was a drug addict and has been misusing the minor's finances.
Speaking on Ebru TV, the former manager alleged he been trying hard to ensure the gymnast got what she deserved and has even gone to an extent of spending his own resources to keep her in school.
" In December, I gave her mother KSh 100, 000 from my own pocket to organise and take Wendy to school in January because she was joining Form One. By the time schools were opening, she had no money and Wendy kept on texting me asking for the fee," he claimed.
Mwangi claimed the acrobat's mother has been misusing the proceeds and using him as a scapegoat to seek public sympathy.
"Alcoholism is a bad thing, the mother is an extreme alcoholic and that's how she has been wasting the money," he said
The former manager said he took the bold step of asking President Uhuru Kenyatta's intervention to help her get the school fees.
"I took the risk of texting the president at night and explained to him the challenge Wendy was facing in terms of school fees," he claimed.
The following day, according to Mwangi, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i called St. George's Girls' school principal and asked her to admit Wendy in the institution.
"After texting the president at night, the following day Interior CS Fred Matiang'i called St George's principal and informed her to admit Wendy promising to pay her fees the following day which he did. The state paid KSh 53,000 for the whole year," he said
The former manager went ahead to explain that because of some additional requirements on the school fee structure, he was forced to sell his television set to cater for the extra charges to keep the minor in school.
" Last month, the institution was about to send her home and I had to sell my TV to pay for the required amount. Wendy was there and she can confirm I don't have a TV in my house," he added
When schools closed after the end of second term, Mwangi claimed he was the one who went to pick her from school and they were both happy.
The embattled ex-manager revealed he was the one who bought the gymnast the clothes she wore during the explosive Citizen TV interview where she accused him of squandering her money.
" I was with her two days before the interview and she never told me anything about what she was planning to do. In fact I am the one who bought her the clothes she wore on that day," he added
He accused the girl of planning things behind his back and blaming it on him when the deals backfire.
According to Mwangi, apart from accompanying the 14-year-old acrobat to Rwanda, he has never traveled with her to any other part of the world.
He dismissed allegations by Wendy that he has been accompanying her to many countries as a manager and has been enjoying the proceeds at her expense.
" On August 10, 2017, she went to Germany after planning the deal with her mother. When the deal backfired, they brought me in," he claimed
He attributed his fallout with Wendy to his firm decision to deny her access to a smartphone and restricting her from her social media accounts.
Mwangi claimed his decision was meant to help her concentrate on her studies and avoid destruction.
He also blamed the escalation of the accusations to outside forces that are using the teenager to taint his name and reputation.
The ex manager promised to release a bombshell about the behind the scenes that led to the fallout.
" I want the truth to be out and I want people to judge me fairly. By tomorrow morning everything will be out," he promised.
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