Former FKF President Nick Mwendwa to spend the weekend in coldness over graft allegations
Albanas Kiswili
2 months ago

Embattled Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa was yesterday evening  arrested over graft allegations.

Mwendwa was picked up by plainclothes police officers at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi on Friday afternoon and taken for grilling at the DCI headquarters.

He was reportedly meeting Harambee Stars players ahead of a match between Kenya-Rwanda next week.

Officials said the incident is part of ongoing probe into claims of graft at the body.

Detectives handling the matter say they will also talk to other FKF officials.

Mwendwa was picked up by police in two cars and was asked to call his lawyer.

Mwenda's arrest over suspected irregularities at FKF comes a day after Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed disbanded the federation and formed a 15-member caretaker committee.

Justice (Rtd.) Aaron Ringera was appointed to chair the committee whose six-month mandate includes conducting all the FKF affairs.

The move follows recommendations by an inspection committee she formed to investigate the national football organization that is facing allegations of administrative corruption.