FKF President Mwendwa re-arrested

FKF President Mwendwa re-arrested

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has been re-arrested by sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The detectives countered embattled Mwendwa when he was driving along Kiambu Road. He is currently being grilled at the agency headquarters.

Mwendwa’s re-arrest is linked to the ongoing probe into the misuse of funds and abuse of office at FKF, the same reason which saw him arrested on November 12.

This happens a day after the state withdrew graft charges against him and closed the case.

The Anti-corruption Court has, however, directed the State to refund the cash bail of Ksh4 million to Mwendwa.

The court had earlier directed that the State file a formal charge against Mwendwa or close the file.

During the ruling, Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Wandia Nyamu added that the detention of Mwendwa by the police exhibited bad faith.

“Police arrested and detained Mwendwa irregularly which exhibited bad faith. They brought him to the court without a holding charge even after detaining him for a whole weekend,” Magistrate Nyamu ruled.

The subject around the arrest boils down to how FKF spent Ksh.244 million on the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

A day before his arrest, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed disbanded FKF and formed a caretaker Committee to rum the federation.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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