Embattled FKF boss Nick Mwendwa will spend the weekend behind bars after the police declined to release him on bail.
According to his lawyer Eric Mutua, Mwendwa was denied bail since the police have pending questions that he should respond to regarding embezzlement of funds at the Football Federation of Kenya (FKF).
Mwendwa is expected to be arraigned in court on Monday November 15. He is in trouble over Kshs500 million that the government allocated to the federation.
He is accused of abuse of office, mismanaging the federation and misuse of taxpayers’ money.
The FKF president was arrested by police on Friday November 12 afternoon while at Safari Park hotel in Nairobi where he had gone to pay a courtesy call to Harambee stars players who had just arrived in the country after facing Uganda in the world cup qualifiers.
On Thursday November 11, Sports CS Amina Mohamed disbanded the FKF board and appointed a caretaker committee to be in charge of the federation after receiving an audit report from Sports Registrar Rose Wasike.
Mwendwa however insisted that he is still in charge of football in the country saying that he does not recognize the 15-member caretaker committee.
“As FKF, we reject this committee. We rebuke it, and we will not accept it. No committee will take charge of Harambee Stars. FKF will be in charge,” he said.
He further said that CS Amina had no capacity to disband the body since they had been elected while saying that they will continue with their responsibilities until the world football governing body, FIFA, gives its statement on the same.
He termed CS Amina’s move as unlawful arguing that she should have assumed the role of a judge.