Governor Korane at EACC over Sh233m grant fund probe

The funds were irregularly diverted from the county coffers.

In Summary

•Korane, a first-time governor, is accused of colluding with the county officials to illegally divert Sh233,506,000 grant given by the World Bank to finance an urban programme.

•Korane becomes the sixth sitting governor to be hauled to the corridors of justice as the government tightens the noose on corruption in counties.

Governor Ali Korane in Garissa /STEPHEN ASTARIKO
Governor Ali Korane in Garissa /STEPHEN ASTARIKO

Garissa Governor Ali Korane is currently at EACC as investigations kick off over Sh 233million grant fund.

The governor arrived at the EACC integrity offices on Monday morning to record a statement with the sleuths.

The DPP had ordered his immediate arrest alongside four top county officials over the Sh233 million grant fund.

Korane, a first-time governor, is accused of colluding with the county officials to illegally divert Sh233,506,000 grant given by the World Bank to finance an urban programme.

Korane becomes the sixth sitting governor to be hauled to the corridors of justice as the government tightens the noose on corruption in counties.

Investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission revealed that the funds were irregularly diverted from the county coffers.

The money was to be used on specified projects under the Kenya Urban Support Programme.

More to follow