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Joy Gwendo freed from Lang’ata prison after paying Sh1.7m debt

Former nominated senator Joy Gwendo has been released from Lang’ata Prison after paying Sh400,000 cash bail pending determination of her appeal.

The former Jubilee senator also paid the Sh1.7 million debt that saw her jailed for two years on December 7.

Gwendo was jailed by a Nairobi court for abuse of office and failure to honour a plea bargain she entered into with the state to pay Sh1.7 million she stole from a cooperative society in Kisumu.

During her sentencing last week, Chief Magistrate said she was a dishonest person, especially after failing to honour the plea bargain requiring her to return the Sh1.7 million to settle the case.