BY PHEOBE WANJOHI.
The hearing of Sh 233 million graft case against Garissa Governor Ali Korane was adjourned until next month.
The matter came up for hearing on Monday, May 17,2021 but trial magistrate Douglas Ogoti was absent.
This forced the corruption against the governor and four othwrs pushed for hearing on June 7, this year when the first witness will take the stand to testify against them.
In the case Korane is charged 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.
Korane is currently out on a cash bail Sh 3.25 million or Sh 5 million bond.
Korane was also barred from accessing his county office and ordered to deposit his passport in court