The embattled Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has opposed taking a plea to his fraud charges.
Mwendwa appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court in Milimani on Monday.
Through his lawyers, Mwendwa argued that the court was in violation of the Constitution, particularly Article 47 and Article 50, therefore, objected to plea taking.
“This court has been in grave violation of the Constitution and in particular, Article 47 and Article 50 of the Constitution. Your honour, we are objecting to plea taking…,” his lawyer said.
Following his refusal to take a plea, Senior Magistrate Eunice Nyutu has further detained Mwendwa until Tuesday afternoon, awaiting her ruling on whether or not to admit the charge sheet.
Mwendwa was re-arrested on Friday, a day after the Director of Public Prosecutions closed his graft case.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers arrested Mwendwa along Kiambu Road on his way to his office in the Nairobi CBD.
Mwendwa is facing four counts of fraudulent acquisition of public property.
"Fraudulent acquisition of public property contrary to section 45 (1) (a) as read with section 48 of anti-corruption and economics crimes act No.3 of 2003," the charge sheet read.