The DRC is riveted by a political thriller
The Institute for Security Studies interviewed Congo Research Group senior researcher Fred Bauma about the corruption case against Vital Kamerhe, President Félix Tshisekedi’s chief of staff.
"Bauma explains how Kamerhe centralised government in the presidency, cutting out line-function ministers meant to be in charge of the various portfolios. It was clear that in doing so Kamerhe was circumventing many of the official checks and controls, thus reinforcing suspicion that he was siphoning off public money," the article notes, quoting him as saying ‘He had become a public liability to Tshisekedi.'"
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