Garissa Governor fifth to be barred from office over corruption charges

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Garissa County Governor Ali Korane is now the fifth governor barred from office over corruption charges.

Korane follows the likes of Nairobi County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Migori Governor Okoth Obado, Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal.

Korane was released on a cash bail of Sh 3.2 million pending the hearing and determination of the case involving Sh 233 million world bank grant. 

He appeared before Anti-Corruption Corruption court Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti together with four county officials charged alongside him; Ibrahim Malow Alias Ibrahim Malow Nur Shurie, Mohamed Ahmed Abdullahi, Aden Shale Bulle and Ahmed Abdullahi Aden.

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The five are facing charges of conspiracy to commit and economic crime, mismanagement of public funds, willful failure to comply with the laws relating to management and use of county resources among others.

They are accused that between February 25 and September 30, 2019 within Garissa County, they conspired to commit economic crime.

The money was a conditional grant for the Kenya Urban support Programme (KUSP) by the World Bank.

The County officials were released on a cash bail of Sh 1.2 million each.