Garissa Governor Korane Charged for Stealing World Bank Funds

Garissa governor Ali Korane has commissioning the drilling works for three boreholes in Iftin ward aimed at ending perennial water shortage in seven centers within Garissa Township.

Garissa Governor Ali Korane was on Tuesday, September 14th, 2020 morning charged over alleged embezzlement of Ksh.233 million World Bank grant.

Appearing before Anti-Corruption Magistrate Douglas Ogoti, at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, Governor Korane and four others were charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of economic crime, willful failure to comply with laws related to management of funds and misappropriation of public funds.

The were charged that between February 25, 2019 and September 30, 2019 within Garissa County they mismanaged public funds allocated to the County Government of Garissa as a conditional grant for the Kenya Urban Support Programme (KUSP) amounting to Kshs. 233.506.000.

Korane and his co-accused Ibrahim Malow Nur, Mohamed Ahmed Abdullahi, Abdi Shale and Ahmed Abdullahi Aden denied the charges.

Magistrate Ogoti released the Governor on a cash bail of Ksh.3.2 million or Ksh.5 milllion bond and also barred him from accessing office.

The other accused persons, who are also county officials were granted a cash bail of Ksh.1.2 million and also barred from accessing office.