Dr. Congo President, Tshisekedi’s chief of staff, Vital Kamerhe has been sentenced to 20years in prison. The president’s top aides was jailed based on $50 million corruption charges. He will also be banned from running for president for ten years after fully completing his sentence.
DRC President Tshisekedi’s Chief of Staff Vital Kamerhe sentenced to 20 years in prison for corruption involving $50 million.
Kamerhe was Tshisekedi’s running mate in 2018. The sentence includes confiscation of assets & a 10-year disqualification from voting & public office pic.twitter.com/tJ8wEXqLGI
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The Judge who presided over Vital’s case was brutally killed in May, raising lots of eyebrows. Reports says much of the $50 million was supposed to be used for housing projects announced by president Tshisekedi during his inauguration speech.
Mr. Vital Kamerhe was convicted on Saturday June 20 at DRC’s capital Kinshasa. Kamerhe was also very close to the Dr. Congo’s former president, making him the most high profile figure to be convicted of corruption in the history of DRC.