BY SSAM ALFAN.
A Nairobi court has adjourned the graft trial of Garissa Governor Ali Korane to allow the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji to include new evidence in the case.
Appearing before the trial Magistrate Douglas Ogoti, the DPP said he wants to supply the new evidence before the trial begins.
The trial was set to begin on Monday but the DPP through senior state counsel Mercy Gateru said he has damning evidence to nail Korane and his co-accused in the Sh233 million graft case.
Gature told the magistrate that in the course of pretrial with the witness, they discovered new evidence which will be vital for the case.
Gateru sought 14 days to serve the defence with the new evidence.
However Ogoti allowed the DPP’s application to introduce new evidence within 14 days and a further two weeks for the defense to prepare.
The case was adjourned until April 19 for hearing.
In the case Korane is charges together with four county officials with eight counts of conspiracy to commit an economic crime, failure to comply with procurement law relating to management of public funds and misappropriation of public funds.
Korane and his co-accused persons are that between February and September you conspired to commit an economic crime namely mismanagement of public funds allocated to county government of Garissa as a conditional grant for the Kenya Urban support Programme amounting to Sh 233,506,000.
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.