Nick Mwendwa has made a surprise comeback as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president.
Mwendwa resigned last year, following investigations of alleged mismanagement of funds.
Despite having a fresh case in Court, Mwendwa has written a letter to the World football governing body, FIFA to inform them of his comeback.
“I hereby wish to inform your good office that I have resumed my duties as the FKF president, with immediate effect, in accordance with Article 42 of the FKF constitution (2017),” the letter directed to FIFA said.
In 2021, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed ordered Mwendwa to be removed from office and completely broke the leadership of the FKF until investigations into mismanaging the office were completed.
The Sports CS then went ahead and formed a 15-member caretaker committee to take the responsibilities for six months before forming another transition committee that has been operational up to date.
Mwendwa wrote a resignation letter on 30th November 2021, leaving the FKF office to his deputy Dorris Petra.
The battle for power made FIFA, suspend Kenya from international football activities in February as they urged CS Amina to repeal the decision to disband Football Kenya Federation.
In his letter Mwendwa has stated that they are now working with the new Government to meet FIFA’s conditions so that the ban can be lifted.
Meanwhile, a fresh battle between the transition committee and The FKF is expected over who has authority to manage football in the country.