BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA Kenya’s football supremo charged with corruption 2 months ago Samuel Post Views: 118 Kenya’s suspended football chief was charged with corruption on Tuesday and accused of embezzling millions of shillings, less than a week after the state dropped a graft case against him. Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa was arrested a second time on Friday for allegedly embezzling 38 million shillings ($337,000) received from the government and other sponsors. At a hearing before a Nairobi high court, the 42-year-old denied all charges against him including fraudulently acquiring public funds and conspiracy to commit corruption. Mwendwa, who has been head of the FKF since 2016, was first arrested on November 12 after the government disbanded FKF and set up a caretaker committee to run football over alleged financial impropriety during his tenure. However, a court last Thursday declared the case against Mwendwa closed after the state failed to provide any evidence against him. Judge Eunice Nyutu, who oversaw Tuesday’s hearing, ordered him released on bail until his next court appearance on December 20. The embattled football chief, who is also owner of the top-flight league club Kariobangi Sharks, was ordered to deposit his passport with the court and barred from accessing the FKF offices or interfering with prosecution witnesses. Kenyan football has long been beset by financial woes often stemming from poor management and corruption, while Kenya’s national team the Harambee Stars have failed to shine on the pitch. Chinese media and electronics company StarTimes last week announced it was cancelling a major sponsorship deal to broadcast Kenyan premier league matches. “The persistent acrimony between the governing body and its key stakeholders among them media and top tier clubs has negatively affected the league’s brand affinity,” – the company said in a statement. A Nigerian sports betting firm cancelled its sponsorship of Kenya’s main football league in August, days after two of the country’s top teams complained of non-payments. The league faced a financial crisis after the exit of another title sponsor, online gaming firm SportPesa, in September 2019 following a protracted tax row with the government. Football’s world governing body FIFA has warned Kenya it risked a ban if the government did not reconsider reinstating Mwendwa’s team. Source: sports.yahoo.com SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Football Kenya Federation, Nick Mwendwa, SportPesa Continue Reading Previous South African operator Hollywoodbets teams with ChalklineNext Pragmatic Play ventures into lucrative East African market More Stories BETTING WORLD NEWS Brazil esports team sponsored by FC Barcelona, Lyon, La Liga and ESL 9 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING CAMEROON 1xbet Sponsor AFCON 2021 as Official Betting Partner 3 days ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING KENYA Odibets Launches Lucrative Promo Ahead Of AFCON 4 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING SOUTH AFRICA SA’s favourite sports betting app 4 days ago Samuel HOT NEWS NIGERIA ONLINE Flutterwave Partner AfroSport Network to Broadcast AFCON 5 days ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING MALAWI Malawi Approve New Sports Betting License 7 days ago Adeleye Awakan CASINO HOT NEWS Advanced Roulette betting strategies. 1 week ago Samuel BETTING WORLD NEWS BtoBet: Horse racing a ‘must-have instance’ for UK market 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING HOT NEWS African Cup of Nations 2022 Betting Guide 1 week ago Samuel BETTING KENYA King Kaka: Hip hop artist partners with Sportsbet as global ambassador 1 week ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Comparing the Online Betting Industries in Ghana and Nigeria 1 week ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Bet Your Way To A Winner 1 week ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.