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DR Congo: ACAJ demands court to investigate ex-president Kabila’s “illegally obtained’ assets

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Barely 24 hours after DRC Prime Minister Ilunga Ilukamba had presented his income tax return, the Congolese Association for Access to Justice (ACAJ) sent a motion to the constitutional court demanding it to investigate the property of former national leader Joseph Kabila as well as the members of his Cabinet.

The regulator representatives refer to Article 99 of the country’s Constitution, which the high-profile officials apparently violated and, as a result, received their properties illegally.

“We know that most of them have unjustly enriched through corruption, misappropriation of public goods and money laundering. The ACAJ strongly urges the Prosecution and Constitution court to immediately probe Joseph Kabila’s assets as well as the income received by Prime Ministers under his ruling,” the association statement read.

The ACAJ send a similar letter to the Congolese Court of Cassation recommending it to bring those involved to book.

According to the aforementioned article, the president and the members of the DRC government are required to reveal their families’ income on two occasions — before the inauguration and after their terms expire. The list should include the officials’ shares, bonds and other securities, bank accounts and owned real estate, including undeveloped land plots.

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