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Egypt sacks chief auditor who leveled major corruption claims

Egypt sacks chief auditor who leveled major corruption claims

Egypt’s state-run MENA news agency said Monday that President el-Sissi had dismissed Hesham Genena, head of the Central Auditing Organization.

Genena ran into controversy in December after he was quoted by the newspaper Youm 7 as saying corruption had siphoned off $67.6 billion (60.4 billion euros) in 2015. He later clarified that that figure covered four years and was arrived at following an exhaustive study.

El-Sissi appointed a presidential commission that quickly concluded that Genena had misled the public. The presidency did not spell out in a decree why Genena was dismissed, but the move came hours after the State Security Prosecution said his findings were inaccurate.  Read more

 

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