Court drops Sh38m fraud case against FKF boss Nick Mwendwa
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa is a free man following the quashing of the Sh38m theft case filed against him by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji.
Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Wilson Rading Wednesday quashed the charges saying they are unfounded and unconstitutional.
Rading said the charges filed against Mwendwa resulted from a probe by a committee appointed by former Sports CS Amina Mohammed which were inconclusive.
The magistrate freed Mwendwa and directed that he should not be apprehended and charged based on the same findings of the probe team.
Mwendwa’s lawyers Eric Mutua, Charles Njenga and Victor Omwebu had asked the court to terminate the criminal case as it was an affront to Mwendwa’s fundamental and constitutional rights.
“After considering the evidence presented by Senior counsel Mutua Njenga and Omwebu, l find that they made a case to warrant this court’s intervention to protect the abuse of the court process,” ruled Rading.
He said Mwendwa has proven that the charges are fatally defective.
The ruling means Mwendwa is now free to resume office as the country’s football boss.
The youthful boss, who was elected to lead the football body for a second four-year term in 2020, elected to step aside after he was charged with economic crimes amid a fallout with former Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.