DCI grilling is a political witch-hunt – Mwendwa

DCI grilling is a political witch-hunt – Mwendwa

Embattled Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has linked his latest grilling by DCI detectives a political witch-hunt.

The football administrator spent hours at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters in Nairobi on Thursday answering questions over KSh244 million 2019 Afcon expenditure.

Mwendwa later boldly stated on national television that the investigations against him  are politically choreographed by his political nemeses who want him out of office by all means.

Terming them ‘night cartels’, Mwendwa told NTV on Friday that he is ready to take his opponents by the horns on the ballot but not at the DCI.

“Yes I was at the DCI yesterday and answered some few questions concerning the 2019 Afcon expenditure. This whole issue is political as FKF polls are just around the corner.”

He further stated that it is not the first time he has been at the DCI over several emerging issues.

Mwendwa explained that he has been compliant with the investigative officers in past investigations and is ready to go back whenever summoned.

The Kariobangi Sharks owner insisted that individuals yearning for his position are busy using dirty tricks to malign him.

The particular much awaited elections that were supposed to hold on March 27th 2020 have been postponed twice by the Sports Dispute Tribunal for lack of credibility.

Former FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya and retired Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye are among the those who have declared their candidature in the forthcoming presidential elections.

“This is not my first time at the DCI. I think this is my fourth time there. The current noise has only erupted because of the upcoming elections but I assure you that I have enough votes to beat them at the ballot.”

Mwendwa’s defense comes in the backdrop of Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama revealing that the federation deducted KSh12 million from the KSh50 million Deputy President William Ruto rewarded the side for qualifying for the 2019 Afcon.