Nick Mwendwa has stepped down as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president.
In a letter to the National Executive Committee on Tuesday, Nick said that he was stepping down and transferring all his duties to his Vice President Doris Petra.
“In light of the foregoing, specifically, the frequent arrests and detentions, which have adversely affected my family and personal business and whilst I am confident I will be cleared of any wrongdoing, in the end, I have today in accordance with Article 42(8) of the FKF constitution (2017)asked my Vice President Madam Doris Petra to assume all functions of the FKF president.”
“Taking into consideration that I am personally being targeted in all this, my decision has been arrived at with the federation’s best interest at heart,” Mwendwa said.
Mwendwa had on Tuesday lost a bid to block his prosecution where he was charged with sh 38 million fraud.
He was later granted an Sh10 million bail or bond of Sh15 million with two sureties of a similar amount. at the Milimani Law Courts, he was ordered to surrender his travel passport and never to set foot at the FKF offices.
Mwendwa was re-arrested along Kiambu Road on Friday, November 26 as he drove to the city center and was taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for grilling. This was a day after he was set free by the court.
“While Mwendwa was being driven by along Kiambu Road, his vehicle was intercepted by two unmarked vehicles, bundled into one of them and taken to DCI headquarters where he is being detained,” Said Eric Mutua.
“The arrest of Mwendwa is a clear manifestation of abuse of both police powers and criminal justice system, whose ultimate aim is to intimidate Mwendwa in order for him to abandon his pursuit of a civil dispute over management of Football Kenya Federation,” he concluded.