Genena hit with travel ban over ‘corruption probes’   
Hesham Genenah, former head of CAO - YOUM7

CAIRO: High State Security Prosecution barred Monday evening sacked head of Central Auditing Organization (CAO) Hesham Genena from traveling abroad pending investigations over “alleged corruption” committed over 2015, Youm7 reported.

The CAO chairperson Hesham Genena told some media outlets in December 2015 that corruption in 2015 amounted to 600 billion EGP ($75 billion.)

The Prosecution has released a report says that allegations Genena stated over corruption “inaccurate,” adding that figures submitted by the CAO report includes corruption cases committed since 2012. The Prosecution also noted that Genena is under investigations over other accusations of wasting “public money.”

President Sisi sacked Genena Monday from his job without mentioning the reasons of dismissal, according to a statement from the Presidency Monday evening.

On Jan. 21, Attorney General Office imposed media gag on the investigations; on Jan. 13, a lawyer filed a request to the Attorney General, calling for putting Genena on travel watch-list pending the investigations.

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