4 Kenyans get life for stealing KES1.4bn from South Sudan president's office

2016-06-15 15:07
South Sudan President Salva Kiir. (File: AFP)

South Sudan President Salva Kiir. (File: AFP)

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

The four were among 16 people who were arrested on Monday for forging the signatures of Kiir and other government officials with the intent 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The money was withdrawn from the country's Central Bank, as well as the president's bank accounts, between 2013 and 2015, according to Kenyans.co.ke.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 Kiir's close aides and an employee of the Central Bank, Nyamile.com reported.

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

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