Soon after taking office as Garissa senator following his father’s death, Abdulkadir Haji said he was optimistic that he wouldn’t cross paths with his brother.
Now, his elder brother, Noordin Haji, seems determined to make sure his brother’s prediction holds true, if his statement while in Garissa is anything to go by.
The DPP is currently embroiled in a bitter corruption case with Garissa governor, Mr. Ali Korane.
Keen not to find himself in a tricky position by having his own brother mentioned in bad light, the DPP warned elected leaders against involving themselves in theft of public funds.
Without mentioning any names, the DPP said that leaders shouldn’t be motivated by greed which is likely to lead them to criminal acts, but should instead be led by the desire to serve their people.
In September last year, the office of the Director of Public Prosecution directed that Garissa Governor Ali Bunow Korane be charged over the embezzlement of a Ksh.233,506,000 World Bank grant.
In a statement released, the DPP said Governor Korane and four others allegedly embezzled Ksh.233,506,000 released by the World Bank under the Kenya Urban Support program.
The statement read 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 storm water drainage and pedestrian walk ways,” read the statement.
The investigations, carried out by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), concluded that Mr. Korane abdicated his responsibilities leading to the misappropriation of the grant funds. It also fingered four other people and their roles in the theft.
“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,” read the statement.