Kenya Football Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has been re-arrested.
Mwendwa was arrested on Friday, November 26 in the middle of the morning in Ridgeways, Nairobi, by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
Mwendwa had been announced at DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road to join him. ?? Headquarters of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation along the road to KiambuSIMON KIRAGUKENYANS.CO.KE
At the time of the press release, details of the reasons for his arrest were not disclosed. However, a source pointed out that this was an ongoing investigation into the misappropriation of taxpayers' money and the abuse of power in the FKF. His arrest comes just days after the government dropped the case against him, with the court ordering immediate payment of Ksh 4 million bail. The prosecution had been given seven days to file a complaint against the troubled FKF boss.
"We are trying to end the case while we continue our investigation as soon as possible before filing a complaint against him," the prosecution said. The Chief Resident Magistrate, Wandia Nyamu, granted the request and ordered that the case be closed and concluded. "I therefore order the closure of this case as requested by the DPP," said Wandia Nyamu.
Mwendwa still did not have the right to access FKF offices or to participate in football-related activities after the appointment of a temporary committee to oversee the federation's offices. His case drew the attention of FIFA officials who demanded that Mwendwa be reinstated so that Kenya could face sanctions and other consequences. In a letter to Sports Minister Amina Mohamed on Sunday, November 14, FIFA Secretary
General Fatma Samoura warned the ministry against ignoring FIFA requirements. "Going forward, without prejudice to the allegations that have been made of any possible violations, FIFA and CAF urge you to consider reinstating the FKF executive committee beforehand," the letter said. FIFA demands that a meeting be held between Amina and the world football federation to mediate.