I am in Jubilee to stay, says Joy Gwendo

nominated Senator Joy Gwendo
Former Nominated Senator Joy Gwendo has been arrested by EACC officers.

Nominated Senator Joy Gwendo has confirmed that she has been cleared by TNA after a recent suspension imposed by the party’s Disciplinary Committee.

The senator stated that she would only quit the party if President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto no longer need her in Jubilee.

The embattled MP said supporting Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto was her personal choice and no one can intimidate her to withdraw her support.

She also said the party chair had cleared her and is no longer facing any suspension.

Gwendo stated that her suspension resulted from a witch-hunt by TNA’s Kisumu office and people affiliated to the party’s Secretary General.

According to Gwendo the charges leveled against her include building a house for a widow in Nyalenda Estate, talking to ODM party members and creating Team Joy, which comprises ODM members.

When it came to the teachers strike issue, the senator said the government shouldn’t borrow money to settle teachers’ demands for a pay rise.

Gwendo said that taking to the streets and boycotting classes would solve nothing. She went further to state that the strike is an accumulative problem that dates back to the 90’s and therefore teachers will not be paid.

She also defended Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru following corruption allegations in the Ministry.

She held that Waiguru clearly pointed out the individuals involved in corruption in her Ministry and therefore she should not be crucified. The legislator said focus should instead be on corrupt governors such as those acquiring wheelbarrows for Ksh109,000.

She spoke at Rapogi Village in Kisumu East where she went to build another widow’s house.

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