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Governor Korane grilled over misappropriation of Sh233mn under World Bank-funded initiative

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – Garissa Governor Ali Korane was Monday questioned at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) in what the ethics body believes is a Sh233 graft scandal in which the county chief presided over embezzlement of funds under World Bank-funded Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP).

An EACC investigation brief seen by Capital FM News indicated funds channeled through the National Treasury to the Garissa county government were in turn transferred to the Garissa Municipal Board and then individuals’ accounts.

The money was, “withdrawn in cash by county officials associated with the Governor and used for some projects which could not be verified on the ground.”

Under KUSP, the World Bank is undertaking a Sh23 billion five-year infrastructure project being implemented in 45 counties with the exemption of Nairobi and Mombasa.

Counties in the north east benefit form a significant chunk being historically underdeveloped.

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