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Kenya's top football official granted bail amid corruption investigation

A Kenyan court on Monday granted bail to Nick Mwendwa, president of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), after police had sought his detention for 14 days to allow for an investigation into allegations of corruption.
Nicholas Mwendwa, President of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), reacts as he displays his handcuffs at the dock after arriving at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, Kenya 15 November 2021. Reuters/Thomas Mukoya
Nicholas Mwendwa, President of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), reacts as he displays his handcuffs at the dock after arriving at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, Kenya 15 November 2021. Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

Police arrested Mwendwa on Friday, the day after the sports ministry announced a caretaker committee would run the federation for six months while authorities investigate allegations of financial irregularities during his tenure.

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