The state has dropped charges against embattled Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa over allegations of misuse of Funds.
The court has also ordered a refund of Nick Mwendwa’s Ksh. 4 Million cash bail.
Mwendwa was arrested last Friday for alleged misuse of funds meant for football and after spending two nights at Gigiri Police Station, he was arraigned in court without any charges being levelled against him.
The Magistrate gave the prosecution seven days to bring charges against Mwendwa after rejecting an application by the state to detain him for 14 days to complete investigations.
According to the Resident Magistrate Wandia Nyamu it was not in good faith to seek another 14 days to continue holding Mwendwa in police cells without charges.
“I decline the application by the state and l hereby direct that the state to charge the suspect within seven days from today,” said Nyamu.
She said that it was not in good faith to seek another 14 days to continue holding Mwendwa in police cells without a holding charge.
She accused the prosecution of being on a fishing expedition when they arrested Mwendwa over the weekend without having completed the probe into the matter.
The court had ordered Mwendwa to remain free on a Ksh7million bond or a cash bail of Ksh4 million and abide by all the bond terms imposed by the court.
The court noted that the police defamed Mwendwa in the public domain by alleging that they were probing him over an alleged loss of Ksh513 million yet what the state placed in an affidavit filed in court was over sh 37.5 million.
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed announced suspension of all Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials to pave way for investigations over finances.
A 15-member caretaker team, headed by retired judge Aaron Ringera, was put in charge of operations at the federation for six months.
BY CLARET ADHIAMBO
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