Garissa Governor Ali Korane is expected to be arraigned in court today over allegations of graft.
Korane is facing corruption and misuse of funds totalling to Ksh.233 million, that was given to the county through a World Bank grant.
He was detained at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters cells.
The Director of Public Prosecutions office said Governor Korane and four other accused individuals allegedly misused Ksh.233,506,000.
The statement 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 stormwater drainage and pedestrian walk ways,” reads the statement.
The EACC concluded that Mr. Korane abdicated his responsibilities leading to the misappropriation of the grant funds.
“The irregular diversion/transfers were facilitated by Ibrahim Malow Nur, the Chief Finance Officer, Mohamed Ahmed Abdullahi, Head of Treasury, Abdi Shale, County Executive Officer Municipality, and Ahmed Abdullahi Aden, the head of accounting at the Municipal,” reads the statement.
The five will face charges amounting to conspiracy to commit an offence of economic crime, misappropriation of public funds, abuse of office, engaging in a project without prior planning and willful failure to comply with the law.
Samburu Governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal used his fuel company to do business with his county government.
The governor received payments amounting to Sh87.6 million, the anti-corruption court in Nairobi heard on Wednesday.