Nick Mwendwa has resigned as the Football Kenya Federation president, hours after he was charged with fraud.
The embattled FKF president announced his resignation on Tuesday night, in a letter addressed to the National Executive Committee.
He attributed the resignation to his recent arrests over graft allegations.
“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 wrongdoing 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.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Nick Mwendwa was charged with Sh38 million fraud. He pleaded not guilty and Milimani senior principal magistrate Eunice Nyutu granted him Sh10 million bail or bond of Sh15 million with two sureties of a similar amount.
The magistrate further instructed to deposit his passport with the court and is forbidden from accessing FKF offices.
Mwendwa, who had lost a bid to block his prosecution said his resignation has been arrived at with the federation’s best interest at heart.
“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.”
He has been at the helm of FKF since 2016.