Garissa Governor Ali Korane has been granted Sh3.25m cash bail after denying Sh233.5m graft charges.
In a Twitter post by a journalist, the court has also barred Governor Korane from accessing his office.
The Director of Public Prosecuion (DPP) ordered the arrest of Korane who was accused of misappropriating part of Sh233 million from the World Bank-funded Kenya Urban Support Programme.
The statement from the DPP also indicated that investigations uncovered that the money was diverted on different occasions between February 2019 and September 2019.
The said funds were to be used for three specific municipal projects namely; construction of Qorahey market, recarpeting of Garissa Township Central Business District roads and construction of storm water drainage and pedestrian walk ways.
The governor and four others have been charged with conspiracy to commit an economic crime of fraud, misappropriation of public funds, abuse of office, engaging in a project without prior planning and willful failure to comply with the law.
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