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Kenya FA President Nick Mwendwa Arrested, Again

Embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa was on Friday dramatically re-arrested and taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi.

Mwendwa was charged with corruption last week but the court on Thursday ordered the closure of a file in which DCI sought to detain Mwendwa for 14 days to complete investigations into allegations of questionable use of millions at the federation.

A day after the file was closed by the court, Mwendwa got rearrested mafia-style by security personnel driving two cars before he was taken to DCI headquarters, his attorneys said.

“It is true that Mwendwa (Nick) has been arrested and is at the DCI headquarters. We are proceeding there as we speak,” his lawyer, former Law Society of Kenya president Eric Mutua said.

Mwendwa will again spend weekend in custody where the detectives will brief him about various counts s they plan to charge him with on Monday.

He was first arrested and taken to court on Monday last week, a few days after Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed disbanded the federation and appointed a caretaker committee to run football affairs for six months.

Mwendwa was being investigated for allegedly transferring USD 850,000 from the FKF account to his personal accounts and authorising fictitious withdrawal of USD 290,000 from the federation’s account.


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