KIGALI, Rwanda 

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo denied bail to the president’s chief of staff, remanding him for 15 days.

Vital Kamerhe was arrested Wednesday and faces embezzlement charges of up to $57 million meant for infrastructure and medicine, according to the prosecution.

He was detained at Makala prison in the capital, Kinshasa, after being interrogated by prosecutors.

Kamerhe allegedly managed a $304 million infrastructure project, $47 million of which was meant for public housing under what was dubbed the 100-day Presidential Program, while $10 million was to purchase medicine.

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