•The state can, however, still arrest Mwendwa and have him charged afresh once witness statements are available.
Ousted Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa can now breathe easy after a Nairobi court dismissed a corruption case against him.
Mwendwa had been arrested in December 2021 and charged with conspiracy to defraud the federation of Sh38 million.
He was consequently forced to step down as the president of FKF. However, the trial was yet to start with the prosecution unable to produce witnesses to testify in the case.
And on Wednesday, the prosecution told the court they were yet to record witness statements before the case was dismissed.
The state can, however, still arrest Mwendwa and have him charged afresh once witness statements are available.
The state has withdrawn all the charges against Mwendwa after the presiding Magistrate declined their application for adjournment when the matter came up for hearing on the July 4, 2022.
Nick Mwendwa's defence team of Senior Counsel Eric Mutua, Charles Njenga and Victor Omwebu opposed the application for adjournment and the court agreed with them that the state was deliberately delaying the hearing of the matter which was instituted on 14th November 2021.
The charges have now been withdrawn under Section 87A of the Criminal Procedure Code.