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Court Postpones Governor Ali Korane's Sh233m Corruption Trial

The trial of Garissa governor Ali Korane over the alleged abuse of a 233 million shillings grant from the World Bank has been postponed for three weeks.

 The hearing began on Monday morning, with former Kenya Urban Support Program coordinator Vincent Onyango Ogutu taking the witness stand.

 However, attorney Issa Mansour, for Mr Korane, requested an adjournment over documentary issues, a request which was allowed by trial judge Douglas Ogoti.

 Before the adjournment of the case, Ogutu told the court that a total of 11.4 billion shillings had been paid to 45 counties to finance infrastructure in urban centers.

 The witness had filed a letter from the National Treasury for the disbursement of the grant for the year 2018/2019.

 Mr. Korane is charged alongside four county officials.

 They denied eight charges, including conspiracy to commit an economic crime, failure to comply with public procurement laws relating to the management of public funds and embezzlement of public funds.

 The other accused are Ibrahim Malow Nur, Mohamed Ahmed Abdullahi, Abdi Shale and Ahmed Abdullahi Aden.

 It is alleged that they committed the offense between February 25 and September 30, 2019 by mismanaging public funds allocated to Garissa as a conditional grant for the Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP).

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