Joe-Mwangi with his former client Wendy Waeni

He used to give us small amounts – Wendy Waeni’s mother says about manager

Wendy Waeni was all over the news last week after her famous interview on JKL live. The famous gymnast shocked many viewers when she claimed that her ex-manager, Joe Mwangi wasn’t doing right by her and her mother.

Wendy had claimed that she hadn’t received money for performances she had done from her manager. She also alleged that he had also taken possession of her social media accounts refusing to relinquish them.

Wendy Waeni and other guests on JKL
Wendy Waeni and other guests on JKL

Magdaline Syombua was with Wendy Waeni in the Radio Jambo studio on Monday and explained that she used to receive small amounts of money from her daughter’s ex-manager, Joe Mwangi.

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Syombua said Mwangi used to go with Waeni to events and even meet up with politicians who would give them tokens such as money. She told host Massawe Jappani;

I am very proud of my daughter and happy about it, but I am disappointed she never used to get what she duly deserved. Some time back, they used to go out together for events, they would even meet up with honourables who would give them money. So he used to give me small amounts, like KSh 20,000, then he would keep the lion’s share.

Wendy Waeni's mother
Wendy Waeni’s mother

Wendy’s mother claimed that Joe would get angry whenever she would ask her about the rest of the money. Her admission somewhat contradicts Wendy’s claim that she never received a cent from Mwangi despite having travelled the world for several shows.

Her sentiments were echoed by her mum who said the ex-manager took all the money Waeni used to make during her shows. But Joe in a quick and tough rejoinder while being interviewed on Chipukeezy’s show on Ebru T.V denied the claims, saying that he only travelled out of the country once with Wendy.

And that was to Rwanda where he claims he received only Ksh. 100k from the mother.

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