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Embattled Nick Mwendwa Re-arrested

by Mustafa Juma

Embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has been allegedly re-arrested.

The arrest comes just a day after after the state failed to prefer charges against him.

Reports indicate that Mwendwa is currently being held at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.

Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Wandia Nyamu on Thursday November 25, 2021 ordered that Nick Mwendwa’s Sh4 million cash bail be refunded to him after the Prosecution failed to press charges against the suspended FKF administrator.

On November 17, magistrate Nyamu gave the State seven days to file charges against Mwendwa, failure of which, he’d be released unconditionally.

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On Thursday, the Prosecution, in a virtual session, said it had not prepared any charges against Mwendwa, prompting the magistrate to release Mwendwa unconditionally.

He was facing allegations of misappropriating at least Sh400 million belonging to FKF, claims he vehemently denied.

Mwendwa’s team at FKF was removed on November 11, and replaced by a caretaker committee, as investigations into the federation’s finances continued.

DCI detectives last week arrested Mwendwa and arraigned him before resident magistrate Wandia Nyamu and sought to detain him for 14 days to complete investigations.

The state cited fictitious withdrawals amounting to Sh29,502,302 and money transfers of Sh8.5 million wired to private bank accounts including that of Mwendwa.

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