Graft: Court rule in favour of Governor Ali Korane

by Lawyer Wanz
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The hearing of a fraud case against Garissa Governor Ali Korane has been postponed to July 28 after one of the witness was stood down.

Garissa Governor Ali Korane

In the case, Governor Korane and four members of his administration have been charged with suspicion of committing economic crimes.

The accused are alleged to have embezzled a grant of Ksh.233.5 million issued to the county by the World Bank for the Financial Year 2018/2019.

The grant, under the Kenya Urban Support Programme, was to be used to construct Qorahey market, re-carpet Garissa township roads and put up storm water drainage and pedestrian walkways.

Victor Onyango Ogutu the first witness told the court that 45 counties were to benefit from the program under World Bank.

“It was to finance infrastructure investment in the urban areas through municipalities,” the court heard.
The total grant issued to Garissa County was Ksh.233,506,000.


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