Nick Mwendwa a free man as prosecution fails to prefer charges against him

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 25 Nov, 2021 10:40 | < 1 min read
Suspended FKF President Nick Mwendwa during a past function. Meendwa was re-arrested on November 26 while driving around Ridgeways area on Kiambu Road.PHOTO/COURTESY

Suspended FKF Nick Mwendwa is now a free man after the state failed to prefer charges against him over alleged misappropriation of funds at the federal.

This is after the state on Thursday morning failed to prefer charges against Mwendwa as directed by the court last week.

The prosecution had been granted seven days to prefer charges against the embattled FKF boss but when the matter came for mention virtually, it said it wished to close the file.

“We seek to close the file as we proceed with investigations at our own pace before we prefer charges against him,” the prosecution said.

Consequently, Mwendwa is free for now as he awaits any other cause to be taken by the prosecution following the ongoing probe into the misappropriation of FKF funds.

Following the new development, Senior Resident Magistrate Wandia Nyamu allowed the state request to close the miscellaneous file.

“I, therefore, order this matter closed as prayed by the DPP, ” Wandia said.

Mwendwa’s lawyers led by Eric Mutua, Tom Ojienda, Nelson Havi and John Khaminwa did not oppose the request by the DPP to close the investigations file for the time being.

Wandia directed that the Ksh4 million cash bail deposited to court be refunded to Mwendwa forthwith.

Mwendwa was arrested and detained at DCI over corruption allegations and fraudulent acquisition of public funds.

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