Court Gives Direction on Nick Mwendwa's Case

Former FKF president Nick Mwendwa who was ousted from office in November 2021
Former FKF president Nick Mwendwa who was ousted from office in November 2021

Embattled Football Kenya President Nick Mwendwa will now take plea at Kiambu Law Courts on Monday, September 26 after the High Court declined to stop the Director of Public Prosecutions from charging him afresh. 

The High Court through Lady Justice Esther Maina ruled that it has no jurisdiction to bar the DPP from charging Mwendwa afresh. 

Justice Maina further ruled that the matter can still be pursued at the High Court since it has jurisdiction to handle graft cases.

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The move to charge Mwendwa afresh comes after he had obtained a Court order from the High Court to stop the Director of Public Prosecution from charging him afresh. 

The Court had set September 21 as the day of ruling on whether the fresh charges filed against Mwendwa are legal and constitutional. 

The directive now means DPP Noordin Haji can proceed to charge Nick Mwendwa afresh. 

The FKF president has been arrested on several occasions over allegations of fraud at the Federation's offices. This was after Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed disbanded the federation last year in November. 

The events culminated into Nick Mwenda being charged over conspiracy to defraud the Football Federation of Kenya over Sh38 Million. 

On Tuesday September 20, Nick led other officials of the Goal Project of the disbanded federation back to the Kandanda House offices, a move that earned criticism from Amina. 

Mwendwa led FKF Vice President Doris Petra, Secretary General Barry Otieno, FKF's Head of Integrity Michael Kamure among others to Kandanda House which had been locked after the Sports CS kicked them out of office. 

However, CS Amina Mohamed accused Mwendwa of breaking into the offices despite being ousted following an inspection by the Office of the Registrar. 

The CS further said the decision by the Ministry of Sports still remains that the Transition Committee is still in charge of football activities in the Country. 

On September 9, Mwendwa wrote a letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino informing him that he was ready to go back to office after he stepped aside to deal with his cases. 

Kenya is currently banned by FIFA from participating in its football activities. The world football governing body accused the Kenyan government of interference. 

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