Football Kenya Federation former president Nick Mwendwa has been arrested again and is to be arraigned in court on Monday on charges of embezzlement of Ksh38 million.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution dropped his case on corruption on Thursday, 7th July. On Thursday, a court denied the adjournment of the case due to a lack of witnesses, dropping the charges on Nick Mwendwa, forcing the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to withdraw the case.
FKF PRESIDENT NICK MWENDWA TO APPEAR IN COURT AGAIN OVER MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS
The DPP, in a statement, said that Nick Mwendwa had not been acquitted of the charges but had been withdrawn due to additional evidence that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had discovered. Therefore he was re-arrested to continue facing the case on misappropriation of FKF funds.
Nick Mwendwa’s woes started in 2020 after his tenure as Football Kenya Federation president ended. Amina Mohamed, the Sports Cabinet Secretary, disbanded FKF after Sports Registrar Committee reported on the embezzlement of funds meant for the men’s national team during the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
In November 2021, Nick Mwendwa was arrested several times on charges of corruption and acquisition of public property using public funds and arraigned in court, where he was released on cash bail.
One of the pillars of good governance is getting rid of societal corruption. Nick Mwendwa, who is accused of embezzling public funds, stepped aside as the FKF president leading to Kenya being banned by the football governing body FIFA.