FKF: Nick Mwendwa released on bail, barred from entering FKF offices

FKF: Nick Mwendwa released on bail, barred from entering FKF offices

FKF President Nick Mwendwa has been released on a Ksh7 million bond with two sureties or a Ksh4 million cash bond and two contacts following a court ruling on Monday, November 15.

The suspended FKF boss was also barred from entering the FKF office or attending any football activities, including today’s game against Rwanda, until a court rules on Wednesday, November 17.

During the trial in the Mountain Court, the prosecution requested a 14-day detention order for Mwendwa to enable officers to complete an investigation into alleged money laundering.

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Mwendwa, however, did not respond to allegations of fraud after the prosecution filed a petition for his detention – stating that Mwendwa could intervene in the ongoing investigation.

“The accused has a high probability of damaging or concealing relevant evidence or interfering with the witnesses and the collection of evidence thus affecting the investigation if he is currently released,” the prosecution team said.

His team of lawyers included the former chairman of the Law Society of Tanzania (LSK). Eric Mutua and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior.

Mwendwa was arrested on Friday, November 12, and interrogated for hours by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).