April 21, 2024

Mwendwa to spend another night behind bars

Mwendwa to spend another night behind bars
Nicholas Mwendwa Kithuku

He appeared in court on Monday 29 November 2021 charged with four counts of fraudulent acquisition of public property amounting to Ksh 37.7M between March and May 2021. Mwendwa and his legal team declined to take a plea to the charges, asserting his rights have been violated by the police and Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

FKF President Nick Mwendwa will spend another night in police custody after Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Eunice Nyutu detained him until Tuesday 2:30pm pending her ruling on whether to admit the charges against him.

Mwendwa spent the weekend in custody following his re-arrest on Friday 26 November 2021.

He appeared in court on Monday 29 November 2021 charged with four counts of fraudulent acquisition of public property amounting to Ksh 37.7M between March and May 2021.

Mwendwa and his legal team declined to take a plea to the charges, asserting his rights have been violated by the police and Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

He was first arrested on Friday 12 November before being released on bond on Monday 15 November 2021.

His administration has been under increased scrutiny over its management style, particularly financial and governance issues that came to a head on Thursday 11 November 2021 when Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Sports - Amina Mohamed, upon receiving the report of a Government sponsored probe on the organization, disbanded the FKF, replacing it with a Caretaker Committee under the leadership of retired judge Aaron Ringera.