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Nick Mwendwa Steps Down As Kenya FA President

Embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa resigned from his post on Tuesday citing frequent arrests and hours after he was charged in court with corruption.

In a letter addressed to FKF’s National Executive Committee, Mwendwa explained he has quit his post and transferred the functions of FKF president to his Deputy Doris Petra.

“In light of the foregoing, specifically the arrests and detention, which have adversely affected my family and personal business and whilst I’m confident of being cleared of any wrongdoing in the end, I have today, in accordance with article 42 (8) of the FKF constitution asked my vice president madam Doris Petra to assume all functions of the president,” wrote Mwendwa.

Mwendwa was presented in court on Tuesday where he maintained his innocence on four counts of corruption.

He was released on Sh10 million cash bail or Sh15 million bond with terms of temporary release includes depositing passport in court, not to contact potential witnesses, barred from accessing FKF offices.

Mwendwa was re-arrested on Friday before being taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road in Nairobi for grilling by detectives.

His arrests came after Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed disbanded the federation and formed a 15-member caretaker committee.

World football governing body, Fifa, expressed concerns over the government’s move.

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