Embattled former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has been rearrested in less than 24 hours after anti-corruption court released him over corruption charges. In a press release by the Director of Public Prosecution, there has been additional evidence in the case and hence, Mwendwa will take fresh plea on Monday July 11th.
The saga surrounding Mwendwa started in early November 2021, when Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Sports Amina Mohamed moved to disband the federation citing alleged misappropriation of funds by Mwendwa’s regime. The decision earned Kenya a ban from international football by Fifa.
The Football Kenya Federation Boss is said to have conspired to defraud the FKF of Sh29, 502,709 ($250,234) an offense he allegedly committed between April 16 and May 31, 2021, at an unknown place.
Additionally, Nick was also accused that on May 15, 2021, that he fraudulently acquired Sh2.5 million ($21,204) that belonged to the country’s football governing body. Subsequently, Nick Mwendwa was accused of fraudulently acquiring a total of Sh6 million ($50,890) on March 4 and May 6 last year.