Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has been freed on a cash bail of Sh4 million or a bond of Sh7 million with two sureties.
The suspended FKF boss was also barred from accessing FKF office or attending any football activities, including today’s game against Rwanda, until court delivers ruling on Wednesday, November 17.
During proceedings at the Milimani Law Courts, the prosecution had sought orders to detain Mwendwa for 14 days in order to enable officers to complete investigations over the alleged misuse of funds.
The suspended FKF boss however, did not take plea to the fraud charges after the prosecution had filed the application seeking to detain him- stating that Mwendwa may interfere with the ongoing investigations.
“Mwendwa will most likely destroy or conceal relevant evidence or otherwise interfere with witnesses and evidence collection thus compromising the investigations should he be released at the moment,” the prosecution team stated.
He arrived at the Milimani Law courts a few minutes after 9:00 am with police processing his files before arraignment.
His legal team comprised of former Law Society of Kenya (LSK) chairman Eric Mutua and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior. Mwendwa was arrested on Friday, November 12, and questioned for hours by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Further, security was beefed up outside the courts after a huge group of Mwendwa supporters gathered outside the entrance of the Milimani Law Courts . Police have since barred them from accessing the premises.
Mwendwa had been suspended as the FKF boss by Sports CS Amina Mohammed who in place formed a caretaker committee to oversee all football operations within the country.
He, however, affirmed that he had no plans to relinquish his position- adding that he would defy the 15 member caretaker committee.
“As FKF, we reject this committee. We rebuke it, and we will not accept it. No committee will take charge of Harambee Stars. FKF will be in charge,” the ousted manager stated.
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