Former Nominated Senator has been charged before a Nairobi Anti- Corruption court with the theft.
Joy Gwendo is accused on October 23 2016 at Chiga Parish in Kisumu East, Kisumu County, she stole Ksh2,226,880 belonging to Kisumu East Cotton Growers Co-operative Society.
She is accused of forging a cheque No.000072 drawn on Kenya Commercial bank account number 1179132254 of Ksh 200k purported to be drawn in favour of Kivuli Development Initiative and signed by Willy Kipkorir Bett.
The charge sheet further state she issued two forged cheques to appease the farmers for Ksh300,000 and Ksh 950,000 respectively, the offence being committed at the KICC in December 2016.
Prosecution accused Gwendo for using her position as a state official to benefit of Ksh2 million.
Gwendo appeared before Nairobi Anti-Corruption Senior Principal Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi where she denied the charges and was freed on a a cashbail 300,000 shillings or a bond of 600,000 shilling’s.
The criminal trial will be mentioned on February 8, for further directions.
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