SENATOR JOY GWENDO JAILED FOR TWO YEARS.

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Former nominated senator Joy Adhiombo Gwendo before Nairobi Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti who jailed Gwendo for two years on Friday December 7,2018.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Former Nominated Senator Joy Gwendo has been jailed for two years.

“The accused is hereby sentenced for two years imprisonment. No right of appeal”. ordered Ogoti.

Anti-Corruption chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti said the that the accused was dishonest.

“It is noteworthy to note that by entering into plea bargaining and exercising plea bargaining agreement and yet she could not honor it”. ruled Magistrate.

The court further jailed for six months.

Joy Gwendo was 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  had denied the charges and was freed on a a cash bail 300,000 shillings  or a bond of 600,000 shilling’s.

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