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Former TNA Senator arrested over theft of Sh2.2m

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers on Friday arrested former nominated Senator Joy Gwendo over abuse of office and theft of Sh2.2 million.

The arrest took place after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) gave consent to charge her with stealing, issuing bad cheques and abuse of office in respect of Sh2.2 million belonging to members of a cooperative society in Kisumu.

The offences were committed in October and December 2016 and have come back to haunt The National Alliance’s (TNA) former Senator.

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The former Senator recorded a statement at Integrity Centre and was processed released on a Sh100,000 cash bail.

She will be arraigned in court on Monday, EACC said.

Gwendo tried her luck to be a Member of Parliament for Kisumu Town East in the 2017 general election but was defeated by ODM’s Shakeel Shabbir.