Embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has resigned.
In a letter to the National Executive Committee dated November 29, Mwendwa says his duties will be taken over by Vice President Doris Petra.
“In light of the foregoing, specifically, the frequent arrests and detentions, which have adversely affected my family and personal business and whilst I am confident I will be cleared of any wrong doing in the end, I have today 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,” he says in part.
He was arrested on allegations of misappropriation of public funds soon after the disbandment of FKF and installation of a caretaker committee by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed.
Presented to court on Monday, November 15, he was released on a KSh4 million cash bail. On November 25, 2021, the prosecution informed the court that they had instructions to close the files.
“Today, [November 29, 2021, day the letter was written], I was taken to court but did not take plea after my legal team raised a preliminary objection, pending the ruling of another case touching on the inspection report, scheduled to be delivered on December 16, 2021,” he says. “Taking into consideration that I am personally being targeted in all this, my decision, has been arrived at with the federation’s best interest at heart.”
His woes began when a damning report by a special committee constituted by Sports CS Amina Mohamed revealed that FKF could not account for more than KSh500 million allocated to it by the government.