State ordered to charge embattled FKF president Nick Mwendwa

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 14:32 |
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa. PHOTO/COURTESY

The state has been ordered to charge embattled FKF president Nick Mwendwa who is facing corruption allegations over fraudulent acquisition of public funds, within seven days.

This is after Milimani Senior Resident magistrate Wandia Nyamu declined an application by the prosecution to detain him for 14 days at Gigiri police station pending the ongoing investigations into misuse of public funds worth millions of shillings at the federation.

" I decline the application by the state and l hereby direct that the state to charge the suspect within seven days from today," said Nyamu.

While dismissing the application by the prosecution, she said that it was not in good faith to seek another 14 days to continue holding Mwendwa in police cells without a holding charge.

She accused the prosecution of being on a fishy expedition when they arrested Mwendwa over the weekend without having completed the probe into the matter.

The court had ordered Mwendwa to remain free on a Ksh7million bond or a cash bail of Ksh4 million and abide by all the bond terms imposed by the court on Monday.

The court noted that the police defamed Mwendwa in the public domain by alleging that they were probing him over an alleged loss of Ksh513 million yet what the state placed in an affidavit filed in court was over sh 37.5 million.

The state through Evelyne Onuga did not comment on the figures on Monday when they sought to have Mwendwa detained for 14 days.

Mwendwa has walked home with a caution that he should not break the imposed bond terms.

The police were directed to liaise with Mwendwa whenever they want to interrogate him.

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