KUWAIT CITY, June 19: The Kuwait Anti- Corruption Authority (Nazaha) announced Thursday the referral of the chairman of the board of directors of a sports club and others to the Public Prosecution on charges of committing the crime of facilitating the theft of public money. Nazaha said in a press statement that the referral comes as a continuation of its efforts to combat corruption, ward off its risks and effects, and prosecute its perpetrators by receiving serious charges that fulfill the conditions stipulated under Law No. 2 of 2016 and its executive regulations.
It clarified that the aforementioned charges were found guilty in the text of Article 10 of Law No. 1 of 1993 and the offense of forgery in Article No. 257 of Penal Code No. 16 of 1960. It affirmed its determination to continue efforts and procedures regarding the examination and collection of evidence and investigations in all serious charges received, valuing the role of whistle-blowers in exercising their role in assisting the Commission to obtain the necessary information and data on corruption incidents. In its statement, the authority stressed the provision of the maximum levels of protection and confidentiality necessary for whistle-blowers, which were imposed by law and the executive regulations. (KUNA)