Former Nominated Senator Joy Gwendo was Monday morning arraigned in court and charged with five counts of stealing and issuing bad cheques.
Ms Gwendo, who is also facing abuse of office charges, is accused that on 23rd October, 2016 at Chiga Parish in Kisumu East, she used her position as a state officer to award herself Sh2.2million, property of the cooperative society through Kivuli Development Initiatives account.
She is also facing two other counts of issuing bad cheques to Kisumu East Cotton Growers Cooperative Society. Gwendo is alleged to have issued two cheques amounting to Sh1.2 million to the society on 5th December 2016, knowing that her account had insufficient funds.
She is further accused of forging a cheque of Sh200,000.
Gwendo is accused that on 23rd October 2016 at the said parish, with intent to defraud the cooperative society, she forged the cheque purporting to have been drawn in favour of Kivuli Development Initiative by one Willy Kipkorir Bett.
The former Senator denied the charges before anti-corruption magistrate Lawrence Mugambi. She was released on Sh300,000 cash bail.
The case will be mentioned on 8th February 2018.