Garissa Governor to be grilled by EACC over World Bank grant

Garissa governor Ali Korane who is set to be grilled by EACC on Monday morning. The Governor and four others are being accused of misappropriating sh.233.6 million from World Bank./COURTESY

Garissa County Governor Ali Korane and four County officials are expected at the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission offices on Monday to be grilled over the alleged misappropriation of sh.233.6 million.

Korane, who had initially been summoned by EACC on Friday but was later pushed to Momday morning, is accused alongside the County’s chief of Finance Ibrahim Nur Malow, head of Treasury Mohamed Ahmed Abdullahi, County Executive Officer municipality Abdi Shale and head of Accounting at the municipal Ahmed Abdulahi Aden.

They will be charged with conspiracy to commit an offence, willful failure to comply with the law relating to the management of public funds, misappropriation of public funds under Public Finance Management Act 2012 and abuse of office.

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji approved charges against the five on Thursday following investigations into the use of the funds that were part of a grant from World Bank.

It is alleged that the funds were channeled through the National Treasury to the Garissa County Government were transferred to the Garissa Municipal Board before ending up in individuals accounts.