FKF president Nick Mwendwa has been arrested and taken to the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) communications officer Ken Okaka has confirmed.

Okaka said that Mwendwa was arrested while he was meeting with the Harambee Stars team ahead of the Kenya-Rwanda World Cup qualifier match on Monday, November 15.

The FKF boss’ arrest comes barely a day after he vowed to remain at the federation despite its take-over by a caretaker committee amid a probe into alleged misappropriation of FKF funds.

On Thursday, CS Amina appointed a 15-member FKF caretaker committee, led by retired judge Aaron Ringera, that will be in operation for six months.

His arrest comes amid a warning from World football governing body FIFA which has threatened to ban Kenya from all football activities if the stalemate between the government and FKF is not resolved.

In a letter to FKF CEO Barry Otieno, FIFA said that all member associations including FKF are statutorily required to manage their affairs independently without the influence of the third party.