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FKF president Nick Mwendwa questioned by DCI

FKF president Nick Mwendwa questioned by DCI

Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa was summoned and questioned by Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations probing alleged embezzlement of (FKF) funds.

The funds in question relate to the Sh244 million funds meant for the Harambee Stars to prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations. Allegations have surfaced that  the moneys had been embezzled under Mwendwa’s watch.

Mwendwa is said to have been accompanied by the federation officials when he arrived at the DCI headquarters for questioning.

A complaint was launched from the ministry of sports over the manner in which the funds were spent.

The complaint was in view of how the funds was spent on the outside broadcast equipment which was leased from a company that went into administration months after receiving about Sh125 million from FKF.

The detectives also sought clarification on the players’ bonuses, officials aware of the probe said.

Former Principal Secretary for Sports Peter Kaberia, now in the Ministry of Mining was in the past questioned by the same team at the DCI. He is said to be among the complainants in the issue.

Officials say the probe has been ongoing and they are in final stages of the exercise.

The file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions with various recommendations for action.

The FKF boss was however unavailable for comment in regards to the questioning.

Mwendwa’s has come under fire from the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) who ruled that he is no longer President of the Federation as his tenure ended.

But Mwendwa has maintained that he is still in office as at now after a backing from FIFA.

A ruling on whether or not he is in contempt of the tribunal and the way forward for the controversial FKF elections is expected.

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