Kenyan FA boss Mwendwa rearrested

Barely a day after government had closed his file in a Thursday court session, embattled Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has been arrested again. Reports emerging out of Kenya indicate that upon his re-arrest, Mwendwa was taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) headquarters along Kiambu road. According to Nation Sport, the federation’s Chief […] The post Kenyan FA boss Mwendwa rearrested appeared first on Latest football news in Uganda.

Kenyan FA boss Mwendwa rearrested

Barely a day after government had closed his file in a Thursday court session, embattled Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has been arrested again.

Reports emerging out of Kenya indicate that upon his re-arrest, Mwendwa was taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) headquarters along Kiambu road.

According to Nation Sport, the federation’s Chief Executive Officer, Barry Otieno confirmed that the suspended president was being held by DCI officers.

Nation Sport also underlined that Mwendwa was arrested at around 12:15 pm along Kiambu Road on his way from Runda to the Central Business District.

His vehicle was blocked by two cars before he was arrested and taken to the DCI headquarters.

Yesterday, the state prosecutor failed to press graft charges against Mwendwa and as a result, he was released. The ksh.4 million he had paid for bail was also to be refunded.

However, the prosecutor highlighted that they would continue pursuing investigations into his corruption allegations and if needed, a fresh file would be opened in the future, upon realizing he has questions to answer.

Mwendwa was initially arrested over three weeks back due to charges of misusing taxpayers’ money, allegations he has since denied.

Then, a DCI investigation team was deployed at the FKF’s office in Kasarani to probe into the claims of misappropriation of the government’s funds amounting to Ksh244 million.

The money had been given to the federation to prepare Harambee Stars for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.

In the process, Mwendwa was barred from accessing FKF offices or attending any football-related activities after a caretaker committee was appointed to head the federation offices.

It is still unclear whether he has been arrested over similar issues or on grounds of different situations. But, it will be interesting how the government handles the events given FIFA’s warning about a possible ban, over a week back.

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