Governor Korane Refutes Claims of Involvement
In a fundraising event for Dertu Primary School in Garissa County presided by Garissa Governor H.E. Ali Korane and attended among others the Executive Director of IGAD Mr Mahbub Maalim refuted claims of his involvement in the attempted murder of former Finance CEC Mr Idris Aden Mukhtar. The Governor said he had nothing to gain from the harming of Mr Idris and that we were working well with him to facilitate his court compensation award. Mr Idris and 3 others were recently awarded 53 million shillings for wrongful dismissal. Speaking in public about the incident for the first time, the Governor rubbished claims that lawyer Kanjama was also a target to stop him from pursuing his client’s court case in relation to the governor’s academic qualifications. The Governor said it is ”rubbish to claim that the elimination of one lawyer will stop a court case, Kenya has over 20 thousand lawyers”. He also said that he has not presented masters degree certificate to IEBC and that he has never claimed to have obtained a masters degree from the University of Nairobi.
In a rejoinder Mr Idris family’s lawyer accompanied by Idris’s mother and dad said that ”there is accelerated attempt to cover up this particular dimension of the attempted assassination which could provide the key motive for the actions that took place. There is also concern that after the Kilimani DCIO did very good work and arrested the Garissa Governor and others that implicated his brother Mohamed Korane, the process has gone sluggish” The lawyer, Charles Kanjama said he is not happy with how investigations are going on.