Standard Chartered Bank has come out to dismiss the bank statement purportedly belonging to its client, wife to Central Bank Deputy Governor as fictitious.
It follows a circulation of a bank statement showing assets belonging to Edith Kasekende, wife to Bank of Uganda’s Deputy Governor, Louis Kasekende.
In a statement released Friday, Standard Chartered Bank said that the said statement is not authentic.
“We would like to categorically state that the purported statement is fictitious and does not reflect the account of our customer,” the bank said in its statement.
“We would also like to clarify that this statement did not originate from Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Limited”.
The CEO Standard Chartered Bank Mr. Albert Saltson said that the bank has “strong and robust structures” designed to protect customers’ interests.
“We would like to assure our esteemed customers and stakeholders that we have strong and robust structures designed to protect their interests. Our employees also adhere and comply with our internal processes and procedures on customer data confidentiality,” Saltson said.
Standard Chartered Bank maintains it has over the 105 years it has operated in Uganda been steadfast in doing ethical business and remains committed to upholding both local and international policies and laws including customer data confidentiality.
This is the latest in a series of leaks of high profile individuals within the banking sector amid allegations of their complicity in financial scandals.
Recently, a similar bank statement was leaked allegedly with the help of a staffer at Bank of Africa which disclosed the bank account details of Kisaame, the DFCU Bank chief executive.