Corruption-investigating committee formed by Sisi debunks Genena’s claims

CAIRO: A committee formed by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to investigate statements made by head of the Central Auditing Agency Hesham Genena has seemingly debunked his claims on corruption.

Genena said last month that corruption in 2015 amounted to 600 billion EGP ($75 billion.) Egyptian newspaper Youm7 published on Tuesday a summary of the committee’s report, noting that Genena’s account of corruption includes incidents years before 2015.

A total of 174 billion EGP in encroachments upon lands in Sadat city was calculated as part of the corruption value although they had been removed, according to Youm7.

Genena’s report also included due debts as part of squandered public funds, and corruption issues that had been referred to courts and defendants were found guilty or innocent were considered by Genena regardless of the outcomes of the cases, Youm7 reported.

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