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Kenya FA Boss Nick Mwendwa Arrested

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa was arrested on Friday afternoon by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over graft.

According to reports, a squad of 10 detectives picked Mwendwa outside Milimani Courts in Nairobi where he had gone to do a follow up on a case that he had filed challenging government takeover on FKF.

No official statement had been released on why he was arrested by the time of going to press, but sources say he is to account for misuse of public funds drawn from the Sports Arts and Social Development Fund (SASDF), a publicly funded kitty.

Mwendwa is expected to be presented in court of Monday and his arrest comes a day after Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed disbanded the federation and formed a 15-member caretaker committee.

On Friday, the committee suspended top-tier football in the country for two weeks as investigations into FKF’s finances continue.

“This decision has been reached to ensure regularisation of t he league activities across the country. The committee will be engaging with clubs and other football stakeholders in due course,” read a statement signed released by FKF care-taker committee.

“We wish to reassure all lovers of Kenyan football that the committee will ensure smooth operations of all football activities across the country and beyond,” added the statement

FIFA has already expressed concerns over a move by the government to disband the federation and install a caretaker committee to manage the game on an interim basis.


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