Ugandan national Ronald Niwagira Mugisha who had been detained for alleged match-fixing has been freed.
The complainant, Western Stima Chairman Laban Jobita, decided not to pursue the matter further.
Mugisha failed to take plea after the court ordered he be detained for five days pending further investigations’ by the DCI.
It is alleged that the suspect had convinced the Western Stima players especially the defenders to let their opponents score 2-0 in the first half and 2-0 during the second half to make 4-0 at full-time.
Despite the serious allegation’s Mugisha was facing the magistrate ordered his release and his file closed
He was arrested on January 23 by DCI officers disguising themselves as Western Stima footballers following a tip-off by Jobita.
Mugisha is said to have handed out KSh10,000 for ‘lunch’ and made a promise of USD 5000 if Stima players went ahead and lost their league match against KCB FC in the exact manner he wanted.
DCI officers then pounced on the suspect, passport number K5484752, a Ugandan national whose immigration status had expired.
Police also found the suspect in possession of further KSh61,600 cash as he was being booked at the Central Police Station.
Once completion of investigations is done the suspect will face immigration and corruption related charges in court.
Various club coaches have also come out to rebuke the match-fixing vice which they say is staining the Kenyan football
Pundits have said that the merger wages paid to football players and officials makes them vulnerable to accepting bribes to fix matches.
Early last year, football governing body FIFA banned four Kakamega Homeboyz players for their involvement in match-fixing among them Ugandan national George Mandela who was handed a lifetime ban in any football related activity.
FIFA went on to announce lengthy bans for Moses Chikati, Festus Okiring, Festo Omoto for match fixing related activities.
Festus Okiring and Festo Omoto moved elsewhere after their contracts came to an end with Okiring joining forces while Omoto joined Western Stima.
Match fixing in Kenya has been a thorn in the flesh with teams and players colliding with match fixing agents to dissuade results in the Kenya Premier League.