Lusaka Catholic nun arrested for money laundering and theft

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a 55 year old Catholic nun in Lusaka for theft and money laundering activities involving over K40 million.

Sister Cecilia Tembo, a Community Pastoral Worker at Matero Convent was arrested for stealing a total of K48 million of donor funds meant to provide for the needs of the disabled people in the community.

DEC spokesperson John Nyawali has comfirmed that, Sister Tembo in her capacity as coordinator of Marrietta Community Centre  received money from the Ministry of Community Development and Social services and a Swedish based Non Governmental Organization to purchase a house for the disabled people which she did but failed to account for K48 million.

She has been released on bond.

And  a teacher at Woodlands A Basic School in Lusaka has been arrested for theft of public funds amounting to K7 million.

Collins Mutondo, 39, was arrested for drawing two salaries over a period of seven months from two government schools.

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