RIB disclosed that Mwenedata, 42, pulled the money using the Mobile Money (MoMo) code.
It is said that he transferred the funds to another individual and was apprehended in Nyakarambi Village of Kigina Sector in Kirehe District while initiating a withdrawal process.
Mwenedata is detained at the RIB Station in Kirehe, awaiting the transfer of his case files to the Prosecution.
Dr. Murangira Thierry, the spokesperson for RIB, emphasized that there will be no tolerance for any leader who utilizes funds entrusted to them for personal purposes.
He praised the collaboration of the residents in providing information and encouraged them to continue their efforts in reporting such incidents.
The article 10 of the law N° 54/2018 of 13/08/2018 on fighting against corruption stipulates that any person, whether public servant or any other agent in charge of public service or working within public organs, an officer or an employee of a commercial institution, a company or a cooperative, an agent of an individual, a religious-based organization or any other organization who embezzles for personal or someone else’s interests property, funds or securities entrusted to him or her by virtue of his or her office, or any person who uses for personal gains, the staff under his or her authority commits an offence.
Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than seven (7) years but not more than ten (10) years and a fine of three (3) to five (5) times the value equivalent to the value of the embezzled property.