By Kenya Confidential Sports Desk, Nairobi – May 23, 2010
A few days after Kenya Confidential disclosed how hundreds of millions of shillings have been pilfered from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) under the nose of its president Nick Mwendwa, he was summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to shed some light on the financial impropriety.
He spent the whole of Thursday under interrogation by the DCI detectives over alleged misappropriation of millions of shillings of public funds meant for football development in Kenya.
The football boss confirmed the grilling session but declined to share details of the money fraudulently lost by the football organization and believed to have found its way into his bank accounts.
DCI sources told the media that Mwendwa arrived at the Kiambu Road-based DCI headquarters at 9am and was grilled in the hot seat of crime bursting until 4.30 pm.
“Yes, I had been summoned. There are a number of issues that need to be clarified,” is all a shaken Mwendwa could tell the media.
http://kenyaconfidential.com/2020/05/13/nick-mwendwa-scores-own-penalty-goals-in-fkf-corruption/ via @kenyaconfidential.com
Mwendwa’s deputy Ms Doris Petra and the federation’s chief executive officer Barry Otieno were also present but it was not the duo’s day to be questioned.
- Mwendwa was tasked to explain among other matters how he spent Ksh 244 million the federation received from the Kenya government Ministry of Sports to prepare the men’s national football team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt.
- According to FKF own financial report for 2018, the football body received a total of Ksh591,282,609 of which Ksh195,223,550 was taxpayers cash given by the government. The same federation received a further Ksh244 million last year from the government for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, and a further Ksh85 million from Confederation of African Football (CAF).
- Stakeholders want full accountability from Mwendwa and appropriate action for any misappropriation of FKF and FIFA funds taken. Ksh123 million given by FIFA for the purchase of outside broadcasting equipment has not been accounted for by the federation.
- Of considerable concern is the fact that Mwendwa has not fully disclosed the monies received from CAF, which contravenes the basic guidelines on the integrity of the office which he holds.
- Stakeholders are demanding for an audited report for the billions given to the federation since Mwendwa came into office that have gone unanswered but the time has come for the leadership to be held accountable.
Reliable sources told Kenya Confidential Sports Desk it was just a matter of time before Mwendwa appears in court.