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Nick Mwendwa Announces Return As Kenya FA President

Kenyan businessman Nick Mwendwa has written to world football governing body FIFA that he has resumed his duties as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president.

In a letter addressed to FIFA president Gianni Infantino, Mwendwa says that the corruption charges against him having been withdrawn by government.

“Reference is made to my letter dated November 29, 2021 with regard to the interim transfer of my powers and responsibilities as FKF President to the FKF Vice President,” reads the letter in part.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Following the withdrawal of charges by the Directorate of Public Prosecution on July 8, 2022. I hereby wish to inform you good office that I have resumed my duties as the FKF president with immediate effect.[/perfectpullquote]

Mwendwa was arrested  charged in November 2021 and his charges read that between April 16 and May 31, 2021 at unknown place within the Republic of Kenya Mwendwa jointly with others not before court, he conspired to commit an economic crime namely to defraud the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Sh 29,502,709, according to Nairobi News.

He was further accused that on May 15,2021 at unknown place within the Republic of Kenya jointly with others not before court he fraudulently acquired public property to wit Sh 2.5 million the property of it f Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

Mwendwa is further accused of fraudulent acquisition of property amounting to Sh 5 million and another Sh 1 million on March 4 and May 6 this year respectively.

Following his arrest, Kenya was suspended from football by FIFA as the government removed him from office and installed a caretaker committee.

The world body said it would only lift the suspension upon “receipt of confirmation from the FKF and its management, led by Vice-President Doris Petra and General Secretary Barry Otieno that the FKF and its premises are once more under their full and unconditional control.



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