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Garissa Governor released on Ksh 3.2M cash bail

Milimani Law court judge has on Tuesday released Garissa Governor Ali Korane on Ksh 3.2 million cash bail or an alternative Ksh 5 million bond.

The Garissa County boss was arraigned before Magistrate Douglas Owiti where he was charged with misappropriation of Ksh 233 million during the 2018/19 financial year.

Governor Ali Korane and four others are facing charges of misappropriation of public funds, economic crime offense, and failure to manage resources.

The Ksh 233 million was issued to the county as conditional grant from the World Bank to finance construction of infrastructure.

Upon issuance, the amount is reported to have been diverted into personal accounts of individuals under the watch of the Governor.

Since the DPP is from the same County, he formed an independent committee to investigate the issue before submitting the finding to him.

He was grilled at the EACC offices on Monday but his court case failed to kick off as he was presented late for the hearing forcing him to spend the night at the EACC cells.

Hi supporters camped outside the court causing protest as the Governor stayed put inside one of the vehicles.

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