December 9, 2021

Case closed, victory for suspended Kenya FA boss Mwendwa

By Allan Damba
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Nick Mwendwa, President of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), during a recent press-conference | Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP via Getty Images

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President, Nick Mwendwa is a man embroidered in smiles after emerging victorious in the corruption case he has been battling over the past month.

As per kenyans.co.ke, in a court ruling delivered on Thursday, November 25, the government closed Mwendwa’s file.

Further, the court ordered that the cash bail of Ksh4 million that he had deposited to secure his freedom be refunded.

The Prosecution had been granted seven days to prefer charges against the embattled FKF boss but when the matter came for mention, it requested to close the file.

“We seek to close the file as we proceed with investigations at our own pace before we prefer charges against him,” prosecution was quoted by Kenyans.co.ke.

Following the development, senior resident magistrate Wandia Nyamu allowed the state decided in support of the closure of the miscellaneous file.

“I, therefore, order this matter closed as prayed by the DPP, ” Wandia stated.

According to reports in Kenya, Mwendwa lawyers led by Eric Mutua, Professor Tom Ojienda, Nelson Havi and John Khaminwa did not oppose the request by the DPP to close the investigations file for the time being.

Mwendwa was charged with abuse of the Football Federation office and misappropriation of taxpayers’ money.

His team was also disbanded by Sports Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohammed, who formed a caretaker committee to run the football affairs in the country for the next six months.

The suspended boss had been freed on a bond of Ksh7 million with two sureties or a cash bail of Ksh4 million cash bail with two contact persons.

Mwendwa was also barred from accessing FKF office or attending any football activities until court delivers its final ruling

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