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Nick Mwendwa Steps Down as FKF President

by Zablon Ondari
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20211201 114813

Embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa has resigned.

In a letter sent out on Tuesday evening, 30th November, Mwendwa said he had delegated his duties to his deputy, Doris Petra.

Mwendwa noted that the repeated arrests and detention had started to adversely affect his family and businesses.

“In light of the foregoing, specifically, the frequent apprehension and detentions, which have adversely affected my family and personal business and whilst I am confident I will be cleared of any wrongdoing in the end,” said Mwendwa.

“I have today (Tuesday), in accordance with Article 42 ( 8 ) of the FKF constitution ( 2017 ), asked my vice-president, Madam Doris Petra, to assume all functions of the FKF president.”

Mwendwa also said that his resignation was in the best interest of the federation.

“My decision has been arrived at with the federation’s best interest at heart. I want to thank the entire NEC family, for the support you have offered my office and the federation, in general, in developing Kenyan football,” he said.

He, however, claimed that he was being targeted and the frequent arrests had nothing to do with football.

Mwendwa was rearrested on Friday, 26th November, and was charged with four counts of fraud.

He and his team have been accused of defrauding FKF of Ksh38 million in a period of two years, which they have denied in court. He was granted cash bail of Ksh10 million and an alternative of Ksh15 million bond.

He was also barred from accessing FKF offices at Kandanda House awaiting mention of the case on 20th December.

Mwendwa, who succeeded Sam Nyamweya, has been in office since February 2016. He was re-elected in October 2021 for another five-year term.

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