Goons disrupt presser of scribe calling for Mwendwa investigation

Sunday, October 17th, 2021 00:00 |
Former FKF president Nick Mwendwa (centre) responds to questions by members of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee on failure by Kenya to host CHAN. Photo/PD/KENNA CLAUDE

Drama ensued at a city hotel yesterday when a veteran journalist who is opposed to the leadership style of Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa was roughed up by hired goons.

Business at Ngong’ Hills Hotel on Ngong’ Road, Nairobi, almost came to a standstill after the hoodlums overwhelmed the security and forcefully gained entry into the premises before pushing and shoving Milton Nyakundi who was just about to address a press conference on the way forward in regards to the governance of football in the country.

Some of the goons were riding motorbikes while others came in public service vehicles ostensibly to disrupt the impromptu meeting in which former Kenya Football Federation chairman Sam Nyamweya was expected to attend but did not.

During the push and pull, officers from the nearby Kilimani Police Station were summoned after which the gang fled even as Nyakundi said he was fearing for his life.

By the time of going to press, Nyakundi, communications strategist and Kurunzi News editor, was still holed up at the hotel while waiting for police escort.

Nyakundi, who had earlier issued a comprehensive press release on the alleged mismanagement of the game in the country, said he has already filed death threats reports at the Kilimani Police Station.

The bone of contention was the numerous correspondences Nyakundi has sent to the authorities in regards to what he described as inept football governance and which have not been responded and on especially matters touching on embezzlement of funds,

Nyakundi said that having a multi-agency approach in the inspection of the federation accounts was the way to nab those who have dug their talons in the federation coffers.

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