New evidence in Governor Ali Korane’s Ksh.233M graft case – ODPP

New evidence in Governor Ali Korane’s Ksh.233M graft case – ODPP

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said it has new evidence in the case in which Garissa Governor Ali Korane and four county officers are accused of economic crimes.

The matter which was coming up for pretrial hearing on Monday has been adjourned to April 19, 2021 to allow the prosecution provide the evidence to the defense.

Last year, Governor Korane was charged with alleged embezzling a World Bank grant worth Ksh.233 million.

He and four others were charged with conspiracy to commit an offense of economic crime; willful failure to comply with laws related to management of funds and misappropriation of public funds.

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

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 Ksh. 233,506,000.

The five are out on cash bail of Ksh.3.2 million or Ksh.5 milllion bond and the Governor was barred from accessing his office.

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