Former nominated Senator Joy Gwendo was on Monday morning released on a Sh 300,000 cash bail following her arrest last week over an alleged Sh 2M theft.
Ms Joy Gwendo denied five charges meted on her which includes; stealing Sh2.2 million belonging to the Kisumu East Cotton Growers Co-operative Society, abuse of office, and fraud by forging a KCB’s banker’s cheque of Sh200, 000 in addition to issuing bouncing cheques.
On December 5, 2016, Gwendo allegedly issued two bouncing cheques of Sh300, 000 and another of Sh950, 000 in favour of the Kivuli Development Initiative Account at CfC Stanbic Bank yet she knew that her account had insufficient funds.
The former senator was arrested by officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Friday following a nod by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to charge her with the offences. She recorded a statement with the EACC and was later released on a cash bail of Sh100, 000.
The offences were allegedly committed in October and December 2016.