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Former FKF boss Nick Mwendwa rearrested by DPP days after release

Former football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has been rearrested.

Mwendwa was arrested by the Director of Public Prosecutions on Thursday at his Kiambu road home.

This comes just days after the DPP dropped the Sh38 million graft charges against him.

In a letter released by the DPP to confirm these new charges additional evidence against the former FKF boss has been found.

This was expected to commence on 5th July 2022 but the prosecution could not proceed with the hearing following the discovery of additional evidence availed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

ODPP

“The prosecution has since revealed the additional evidence, an applied for summons against president of FKF Nicholas Mwendwa; he is expected to take plea on Monday 11th of July 2022,” read the statement in part.

“This was expected to commence on 5th July 2022 but the prosecution could not proceed with the hearing following the discovery of additional evidence availed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations,” it furthered.

Mwendwa was accused of conspiracy to defraud the federation.

He was first arrested on charges of corruption and fraud on 29th November 2021 having seen his FKF office disbanded by the sports cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed.

He was arraigned before Milimani senior principal magistrate Wandia Nyamu after which he was detained for 21 days pending investigations.

Mwendwa was later released on a Sh4 million bail.

A caretaker committee led by the retired judge, Aaron Ringera, was appointed to run the FKF till the end of the current 2021/22 season before a new governing board can be appointed.

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