Court rejects application to detain FKF boss Mwendwa for two weeks

Court rejects application to detain FKF boss Mwendwa for two weeks

  • The court ruled that the two days that Mwendwa spent at the cells were enough for the prosecution to conclude it's investigation adding that the prosecution had acted in bad faith

The court declined prosecution application to have FKF president Nick Mwendwa detained for a period of 14 days in a reprieve for the embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President. 

The court ruled that the two days that Mwendwa spent at the cells were enough for the prosecution to conclude it's investigation adding that the prosecution had acted in bad faith.

The court further gave the prosecution seven days to charge Mwendwa or close its case.

Mwendwa was arrested last week on Friday and detained over the weekend, days after Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed created a caretaker committee to run the federation.

Mwendwa, who has led FKF since 2016, is accused of misappropriating funds allocated to the national organization by the Government.

An investigation committee recommended that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), NIS and the EACC should probe the extent of the misappropriation.

Mwendwa, whose team has been barred from accessing its offices at Kandanda House, has denied any wrongdoing. 

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