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Court Closes Case Against FKF President Nick Mwendwa

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Beleaguered Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa is a free man after the state dropped all the corruption charges against him.

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In a court ruling that was issued on Thursday 25th November, the court ordered that Nick Mwenda be refunded Ksh 4 million he deposited to secure his release.

On Wednesday, November 16 the government was given an ultimatum of one week to prosecute Mwendwa, failure to which his case would be closed.

“We seek to close the file as we proceed with investigations at our own pace before we prefer charges against him,” the prosecution said.

“Police arrested and detained Mwendwa irregularly which exhibited bad faith. They brought him to the court without a holding charge even after detaining him for a whole weekend,” Nyamu said.

The prosecution had been granted seven days by the court to prefer charges against Mwendwa after a request to detain him for 14 days was declined.

“I, therefore, order this matter closed as prayed by the DPP, ” Wandia said.

Nick Mwendwa was allegedly arrested on Friday, November 12th, 2021 afternoon over the misuse of funds while visiting the Harambee Stars camp at the Nyayo National Stadium.

Nick was arrested a few hours after the FKF Caretaker committee suspended all the top-tier leagues in Kenya for two weeks.

Nick was released on Sh4mn cash bail or Sh7mn bond with 2 sureties pending prosecution request to hold him for two weeks and ordered not to go near FKF offices or interfere with workers.

The prosecution team had requested the court to hold Mwendwa for two more days until November 17th as they were afraid that the suspect would compromise the ongoing investigations against him.

 

 

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