Embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa is not out of the woods yet with the football chief now set to take plea at the Kiambu Law Courts on Monday. This is after the High Court declined to stop the Director of Public Prosecutions from charging him afresh.
Through Lady Justice Esther Maina, the High Court said it has no jurisdiction to stop fresh charges against Nick Mwendwa.
Mwendwa is facing four counts of fraudulent acquisition of public property worth Kes. 37.7M between March and May 2021 and has been trying so hard to clear his name.
He resigned from his position as FKF President on November 30, 2021 after sports CS Amina Mohamed disbanded the federation.
Charges against him were later withdrawn on July 6, 2022, setting the stage for his comeback as FKF Chief. This was however short-lived as the Director of Public Prosecutions decided to charge him afresh at Kiambu Law Courts a day later.
Mwendwa then obtained a court order from the High Court to stop any fresh charges against him. This has however proved not sufficient to stop his prosecution following the latest order by Lady Justice Esther Maina.
Mwendwa now has a date with the Court next week, with the latest development coming just a few hours after he led FKF officials in reopening Kandanda house.
Mwendwa on September 9 wrote to Fifa President Gianni Infantino informing him that he was ready to go back to office after he has stepped aside to deal with his cases.