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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH SEPT 2020-Garissa Governor Ali Korane was on Tuesday morning arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi over alleged embezzlement of Ksh.233 million World Bank grant.
Appearing before Anti-Corruption Magistrate Douglas Ogoti, 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.
The five accused persons were also directed to deposit their passports with the court.
The case is set to be mentioned on October 23, 2020.