Governor Korane wants case on his academic papers struck out

Governor Korane wants case on his academic papers struck out

Garissa County boss Ali Korane has filed a request to have the petition contesting his academic qualifications struck out. Korane through his lawyer Ahmed Nassir has asked the court to give him 30 days to file a response against the petition that was filed by Mr. Muktar Bare who is father to the former CEC Aden Muktar. “We intent to file a replying affidavit to have this petition struck out, we urge the court to give us 30 days to do so,” said Ahmedanasir. The High Court Judge Wilfrida Okwany has directed the involved parties to file documents and responses before December 19, 2018 when the matter will be mentioned again.

Mr. Bare had filed the case last week at the High Court challenging the academic papers of Ali Korane, and he wants the seat to be declared vacant arguing that the academic papers presented were fake. Mr. Bare through his lawyer Kanjama wants the IEBC to table the documents that Korane used to vie for the gubernatorial seat.

The matter will be mentioned on December 19, 2018.