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FKF Boss Nick Mwendwa Freed On $36,000 Bail

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has been granted temporary freedom by the courts but will have to deposit either a Sh 4 million (USD 36,000) bail or a bond of Sh 7 million (USD 66,000).

He has been barred from accessing the FKF office, attending any football activities or conducting any media interviews in the interim as conditions of the bail.

Mwendwa was on Monday, September 15, 2021 charged with alleged misuses of public funds after spending the weekend under police custody.

His appearance in court comes three days after he was dramatically arrested from outside Milimani Court by DCI officers.

Mwendwa maintained his innocence, claiming witch hunt by the Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.

The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was seeking orders to detain Mwendwa for 14 days to complete investigations.

State Prosecutor Everlyn Onunga told the court that Mwendwa is being been investigated in relation to fraudulent acquisition of public property and expressed her fears that he is likely to interfere with potential witnesses.

Last week, Amina dissolved the federation led by Mwendwa over alleged misappropriation of funds and appointed a committee led by Retired Justice Aaron Ringera to run its affairs for the next six months.

On Monday, world football governing body FIFA called on the Kenyan government to reinstate Mwendwa and again went on and threatened to ban Kenya from all football activities.

“I have been made aware of the appointment of a so-called caretaker committee together with its secretariat in lieu of the FKF NEC. I must highlight this appointment is contrary to our principles in which all our member associations are supported to independently manage their affairs,” wrote FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.

“The situation could therefore lead to a ban on FKF by FIFA.”


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