Nick Mwendwa to remain in custody in new charge

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Suspended FKF President Nick Mwendwa PHOTO/Courtesy

NAIROBI – Suspended FKF president Nick Mwendwa will remain in custody until Tuesday, when the court will rule on whether he should take plea.

Mwendwa appeared before Chief magistrate Eunice Nyutu at the Milimani Anti-corruption court on Monday.

The DPP wanted him charged with unlawful acquisition of public property, a charge his lawyers Eric Mutua and Mutula Kilonzo Jr opposed.

The two lawyers also questioned the legality of the charge following his re-arrest last Friday.


Nick Mwendwa’s New Charges Pressed by State

This was a day after the DPP closed a graft case against him that had earlier led to his suspension.

The DCI questioned Mwendwa at their headquarters on Kiambu Road over the ongoing probe into claims of corruption at FKF.

Police at DCI headquarters said their probe was ongoing and added there was miscommunication that led to his release on Thursday.

He was detained at Gigiri police cells where he was on Saturday picked from for further statement recording and taken back.

Nick Mwendwa
Nick Mwendwa

Mwendwa was initially arrested on November 12 and spent a weekend behind bars before being released on bail of Sh4 million as investigations continued.

The DPP had been given seven days to prefer charges against Mwendwa but chose to close its file.

“We seek to close the file as our team proceeds with probing the case at our own pace before we prefer charges against him,” said the DPP on Thursday.

Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Wandia Nyamu allowed the application by the DPP and ordered the matter closed.

Mwendwa’s arrest followed claims of mismanagement of public funds disbursed to the federation by the government.

The state cited fictitious withdrawals amounting to Sh29,502,302 and money transfers of Sh8.5 million wired to private bank accounts including that of Mwendwa.


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