Vital Kamerhe (born 4 March 1959) is a Congolese politician. He is the leader of the Union for the Congolese Nation (Union pour la Nation Congolaise, UNC), an opposition political party. He was President of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2006 to 2009.
Vital Kamerhe (2010)
|Leader of the Union for the Congolese Nation|
|Assumed office |
June 19, 2010
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Speaker of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
December 29, 2006 – March 26, 2009
|Preceded by||Thomas Luhaka Losendjola|
|Succeeded by||Evariste Boshab|
|Born||4 March 1959|
Bukavu, Belgian Congo
|Political party||Union for the Congolese Nation|
|Residence||Democratic Republic of Congo|
After resigning as President of the National Assembly, he went into opposition and founded the UNC. He was a candidate in the 2011 presidential election.
On April 8, 2020, Vital Kamerhe, chief of staff and main political ally of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi, was placed in pre-trial detention in the Kinshasa central prison. He was heard during the investigation into the 100-day work.
- "CSIS - The Road to Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Feb 2, 2011" "The question of the name is part of a pseudo-political campaign aiming at depicting Vital Kamerhe as a "rwandaise", hence enemy of the congolese people. Vital Kamerhe himself speaks about this issue during the conference held at the CSIS, in Washington DC on February 2nd, 2011. The question and answer related to this topic can be heard starting at 00:56:26"