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4 Kenyans get life for stealing Sh 1.4bn from South Sudan leader Kiir's office

15 June 2016, 17:14

Juba - Four Kenyans have been sentenced to life imprisonment in South Sudan for stealing KES 1.4 billion from President Salva Kiir's office.

The four were among 16 people who were arrested on Monday for forging the signatures of the president Kiir and those of other government officials with intend to loot.

The money was withdrawn from the country's Central Bank as well as the president's bank accounts between 2013 and 2015, according to Kenyans.co.ke. 

Among those convicted, were president Kiirs close aides and an employee of the Central Bank, Nyamile.com reported.

South Sudan, a nation, which just emerged from many years of civil war with the north, had lost over $4 billion to corrupt politicians in the last few years, the report said.

- News24


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