Kamerhe's 13 years prison sentence overturned by the Cassation Court

The Democratic Republic of Congo's court of Cassation accepted Vital Kemerhe's appeal and overturned his 13 years prison sentence over corruption allegations. The case is now referred to Kinshasa-Gombe Court of Appeal where new judges will be appointed.

For the last two years, President Felix Tshisekedi's former cabinet director has been accused of the embezzlement of nearly 50 million dollars meant for the construction of prefabricated houses for the military and police.

For the last two years, President Felix Tshisekedi's former cabinet director has been accused of the embezzlement of nearly 50 million dollars meant for the construction of prefabricated houses for the military and police.

Kamerhe, 63, was first convicted to 20 years in prison in April 2020. It was reduced to 13 years in prison on appeal in June 2021.