22 January 2018

Kenya: Ex-Senator Gwendo Denied Graft Charges, Freed On Bail

Nairobi — Former Nominated Senator Joy Adhiambo Gwendo has denied five corruption-related charges.

Gwendo who presented herself before the Anti-Corruption Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi denied stealing Sh2.2 million belonging to the Kisumu East Cotton Growers Co-operative Society.

She has also denied a charge of abuse of office by using her position as a State officer to confer the amount to herself.

Further, the politician has been accused of fraud by forging a KCB's bankers cheque of Sh200,000.

She allegedly purported that the same had been drawn in favour of Kivuli Development Initiative Account at CfC Stanbic Bank.

On December 5, 2016, Gwendo is believed to have issued two bouncing cheques of Sh300,000 and another of Sh950,000 in favour of the society yet she knew that her account had insufficient funds.

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