Milimani senior principal magistrate Wandia Nyamu granted Mwendwa a cash bail of Sh4 million or the alternative of Sh7 million bond with two sureties of the same amount with conditions that he does not access his former office, contact FKF employees or attend any football match.
Prosecution counsel Everline Onunga asked the court to detain Mwendwa for 14 days to allow them conclude investigations into the suspected fraudulent acquisition of public property.
Mwendwa was last week Friday arrested over mismanagement of public funds disbursed to the federation by the government.
The state cited fictitious withdrawals amounting to Sh29,502,302 and money transfers of Sh8.5 million wired to private bank accounts including that of Mwendwa.
He was arraigned on Monday with detectives asking the court to allow them hold the suspect for 14 more days pending completion of investigations.
Prosecutor Evelyn Onunga said police were yet to complete their probe and that releasing Mwendwa on bond would compromise the investigations.
According to the investigator, they were informed that there were money transfers from the federation’s accounts while government grants advanced to the federation between 2017 and 2021 could not be accounted for.
He added that since Mwendwa has vowed to continue serving as FKF president despite Sports CS Amina Mohammed disbanding the federation, they are apprehensive that he will access his office and destroy evidence linking him to the alleged scandal.
Mwendwa’s fall from grace began on Thursday last week when the Sports CS disbanded FKF and appointed a caretaker committee headed by retired Judge Aaron Ringera to lead the federation for six months.