Nick Mwendwa: DPP Withdraws Graft Case Against Former Football Kenya Federation Boss

Nick Mwendwa: DPP Withdraws Graft Case Against Former Football Kenya Federation Boss

  • Former Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has had his charges dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Mwendwa had been charged with multiple graft charges during his tenure as FKF boss
  • He resigned from his post last year with the government instituting the Caretaker Committee to oversee football issues in the country

Nick Mwendwa is now a free man. Through the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP), the Government has withdrawn all charges against the former Football Kenya Federation President(FKF) President after failing to produce any witnesses.

Mwendwa has been a wanted man since he was ousted from office last year on allegations of massive embezzlement of money at FKF.

The charges have been dropped in accordance with Section 87 of the Penal Code.

He was first arrested on November 12 last year before being released on a four-million Kenyan shillings cash bail. The government had mentioned that Mwendwa and his office had failed to account for the money given to the federation by the government and other sponsors.

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The money in question dated back to the approximately 250 million shillings that Harambee Stars were meant to use for the preparation and participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON) in Egypt.

Nick Mwendwa, Footbaal Kenya Federation
Nick Mwendwa, when he appeared before the High Court in November last year. Photo by Simon Maina.
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There have been some reports from some players that they are yet to receive their allowances. Appearing on Fred Arocho Live recently, Harambee Stars' goalkeeper Patrick Matasi said he was yet to receive his money.

BBC had reported that the head honcho was charged with 4 counts of fraud.

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But a High Court has today dropped all charges against the embattled official. Mwendwa resigned from his post on December 1st and gave his duties to his Vice-President, Doris Petra.

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Petra has, however, not been undertaking any duties given that Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed formed a series of committees to run football issues in the country.

Kenya is currently suspended by FIFA due to government interference.

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that Gor Mahia had mutually parted ways with head coach Andreas Spier.

Spier's contract lapsed at the end of last month, and the two parties have opted not to renew their arrangement. Spier was drafted in to replace the sacked Mark Harrison in February.

He led the record champions to a third-place finish as the record champions missed out on the title for the second season in a row.

Source: Sports Brief News