Prosecute Nick Mwendwa in 7 Days or Else – Court Orders State

November 18, 2021

The state has been given a 7-day ultimatum to charge Football Kenya Federation(FKF) President Nick Mwendwa over corruption allegations.

Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Wandia Nyamu said Mwendwa’s file will stand closed if he is not formally charged within that period.

Magistrate Wandia also declined an application by the prosecution to detain Mwendwa for 14 days pending ongoing investigations into misuse of public funds at FKF.

“I decline the application by the state and l hereby direct that the state to charge the suspect within seven days from today,” Nyamu ruled on Wednesday.

The magistrate said it was not in good faith to seek another 14 days to continue holding Mwendwa in police cells without a holding charge.

“I agree with the respondent’s counsel that the state has not demonstrated compelling reasons to continue holding the respondent. I also find that the state acted not in good faith when police arrested the suspect,” the magistrate said.

“Police arrested and detained Mwendwa irregularly which exhibited bad faith. They brought him to the court without a holding charge even after detaining him for a whole weekend.”

The case will be mentioned on November 25.

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