Nick Mwendwa Denied Bail

  • FKF President Nick Mwendwa addressing the press at the La Mada Hotel on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
    FKF President Nick Mwendwa addressing the press at the La Mada Hotel on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
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  • Embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President, Nick Mwendwa, will be spending the weekend in police custody after he was denied bail.

    According to his lawyer, Eric Mutua, police refused to grant him bail on Saturday, November 13.

    Mutua told journalists that police informed him they had pending questions that they need Mwendwa to respond to over the mismanagement of funds at the federation.

    Police are seeking to get information on financial impropriety from Mwendwa before they arraign him on Monday, November 15.

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    FKF President Nick Mwendwa at a Confederation of African Football (CAF) in May 2017
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    The government is pursuing Mwendwa over the expenditure of Ksh500 million that was allocated to the federation.

    Mwendwa was picked by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) at the Safari Park hotel on the afternoon of Friday, November 12.

    The FKF boss had gone to the hotel to pay a courtesy call to the Harambee Stars team that had just jetted in from Kampala, Uganda.

    Mwendwa is facing accusations of abuse of office, mismanaging the federation and misuse of taxpayers' money.

    On Thursday, November 11, Mwendwa responded to Sports Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed's order to disband his team. 

    Speaking at a Nairobi hotel, the FKF President stated that he had no plans to relinquish his position as the in-charge of football in the country.

    He stated that he and his colleagues planned to defy the CS's order on their removal adding that they would not recognise the 15-member caretaker committee. 

    "As FKF, we reject this committee. We rebuke it, and we will not accept it. No committee will take charge of Harambee Stars. FKF will be in charge," the ousted manager stated. 

    He insisted that the Sports CS had no capacity to disband the body given that they had been elected. As such, Mwendwa said that he and the committee would continue serving until the world football governing body, FIFA, gives its statement on the same.

    Mwendwa termed the move by Amina as unlawful, arguing that the CS should not have assumed the role of judge by concluding they had acted unlawfully. 

    Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa addressed the media in 2019
    Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa addressed the media in 2019
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