Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has also narrated an incident where “one time Wendy came to Orange house and we cut a cheque for her foundation to buy some play stuff.”
“Weeks later Joe Mwangi came asking us to change it and write the cheque in his name. I cancelled the whole thing,” he added.
I don't know about child trafficking but one time Wendy came to Orange house and we cut a cheque for her foundation to buy some play stuff. Weeks later Joe Mwangi came asking us to change it and write the cheque in his name. I cancelled the whole thing. https://t.co/YvwL6txpBx
— Edwin Sifuna (@edwinsifuna) August 8, 2019
Joe Mwangi, listening to Wendy last night and having met her severally, I understand why you refused the cheque I had to be addressed in her name. You insisted that it should be done in your name. I asked if it could be written directly to the school, you refused. Kumbeeee
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) August 8, 2019
JOE Mwangi defence
Joe on Thursday however dismissed the accusations, further intimating that the minor may have been coached on what to say.
The visibly emotional teen, in the Wednesday night interview, shocked the nation when she revealed that she has not received a single penny from her performances across the globe for the past five years.
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.
“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,” she said.
Joe, who alluded to a “scriptwriter” being behind the minor’s narration, also denied ever travelling outside the country with Wendy.
“…it has been said that I (Joe) has travelled all over the world with Wendy. FACT: I have NEVER, NEVER EVER left this country in company of Wendy Waeni. Anybody with any proove (proof) that I have flew out any given time with her, put it here,” he dared.
Reactions from Kenyans on twitter
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
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
Dear Joe Mwangi, God will surely punish you and bring you to account for what you did to Wendy via @WendyWaeni . You Can’t take advantage of a little girl and her humble family. Conning her hard earned cash. @citizentvkenya #JKLive
— Rein (@Asamoh_) August 7, 2019