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Former Nominated Senator, Joy Gwendo Charged With Theft, Released On Bail

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Former Nominated Senator, Joy Gwendo

JOY GWENDOFormer nominated Senator, Joy Gwendo has been charged charged with five counts of stealing and issuing bouncing cheques.

She appeared before Anti-Corruption Court magistrate Lawrence Mugambi.

Ms Gwendo was arrested on Friday by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officers for issuing a cheque of Sh2.2 million that bounced, belonging to Kisumu East Cotton Growers Co-operative Society, between October and December 2016.

She denied an abuse of office charge where she used her position to award herself the money.

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In December 2016, the former legislator is accused of issuing cheques of Sh300,000 and another of Sh950,000 to the society yet her account had insufficient funds.

Ms Gwendo has also been accused of forging a Sh200,000 KCB Banker’s cheque for Kivuli Development Initiative Account at CfC Stanbic Bank.

She has been released on a Sh300,000 cash bail.

The matter will be mentioned on February 8.

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Eva Nyambura

Written by Eva Nyambura

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