IG Mutyambai on the spot over Mwendwa’s arrest

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 29 Nov, 2021 15:15 | < 1 min read
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO/Courtesy
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO/Courtesy

Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai over the weekend found himself on the receiving end over the arrest of the Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa.

In a letter addressed to Mutyambai by Mwendwa’s lawyer Eric Mutua, Mwendwa's handlers claim that there was malice in the manner in which he was arrested by detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

“We shall hold you and all concerned officers individually and or personally liable for the false imprisonment, unlawful confinement, abuse of police powers, abuse of office and violation of his rights,” Mwendwa who also served as the Law Society of Kenya President said in the letter.

The lawyer claimed that Nick Mwendwa has never recorded a statement ever since he was nabbed by detectives on Friday, November 26.

He said that they were yet to find out the kind of file that will be handed to court once Mwendwa is arraigned today, November 29.

It has also emerged that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) is yet to be handed any file in regards to the arrest of Mwendwa.

Mwendwa, according to an initial case, is facing two charges of failure to account for Sh29 million which went missing from the FKF accounts and misappropriation of Sh8.5 million funds.

Mwendwa was arrested on Friday, November 26- mid-morning within Ridgeways, Nairobi by sleuths from DCI before being rushed to the DCI Headquarters along Kiambu road.

The arrest came a day after the Government closed his file and was set free from the charges. The court further ordered Mwendwa be handed back his Ksh 4 million that he had paid in cash bail.