Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has been charged with four counts of fraud. He was arraigned before the Milimani Anti-corruption court’s Chief magistrate Eunice Nyutu on Monday, November 29.

The Director of Public Prosecutions continued fraud investigations against him after his initial file was closed. The DPP wanted the FKF boss to be charged with unlawful acquisition of public property. The offenses, according to police documents, took place between March 4 and May 31 this year. He is accused of fictitious withdrawals amounting to KSh 29,502,302 and money transfers of up to KSh 8.5 million which were transferred to private bank accounts.

Amid fresh charges being placed on the FKF President, his lawyers Eric Mutua and Mutula Kilonzo strongly opposed the bid to have him take a plea as they questioned the legality of the charge. His Monday court appearance came days after he was arrested once again, spending another weekend behind bars.

The initial arrest came on November 12 and he was eventually released on a KSh 4 million cash bail. At the time, the DPP had been given seven days to prefer charges against Mwendwa, but his file was eventually closed. Authorities, however, later clarified that the fraud case was still very much open.

The embattled FKF boss spent another night in police custody on Monday and is set for another bail hearing today Tuesday.

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