Known for eccentric alcoholic bouts and dirty love triads, former nominated Senator Joy Adhiambo Gwendo now battles corruption charges at a Nairobi court.

Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) officers arrested and charged  Gwendo with five offences including theft.

The action follows consent given by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to charge her for stealing, forgery, issuing bad cheques and abuse of office in respect of KSh2.2 million stolen from members of Kisumu East Cotton Growers in 2016.

The offences  committed in October and December 2016  come back to haunt The National Alliance’s (TNA) front runner.

Home wrecking

Gwendo doesn’t shy away from drama, a fact that has decorated her first page on Google with allegations of home wrecking and being arrested for failing alcoblow tests. 

 She once slapped her personal assistant over a make-up delay…
The first corruption charge state that 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
Forged cheques
A second charge is that she forged 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 third and fourth accusations 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.
A fifth count of abuse of office states that she used her position as a state official to confer a benefit of Ksh2 million by conning the hapless farmers.
 She’s been released on a bond of Ksh600k or a cash bail of Ksh300k after denying all charges and pending a further court appearance on  February 8 2017.