Garissa Governor Ali Korane has surrendered himself to the Ethics and Ati-Corruption Commission for investigation over a graft scandal amounting to Shillings 233 Million.
The Governor was accused of colluding with four top County officials to illegally divert Shillings 233,506,000 grant that was given by the World Bank to facilitate financing the projects for Kenya Urban Support Development Programme.
Korane reported at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Offices to record a statement on the alleged public money scandal. The EACC had revealed that the Governor and the four co-accused County officials irregularly diverted the money from the County.
The Directorate of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji had ordered for his immediate arrest alongside four co-accused top county officials over the Sh233 million grant scandals.
The Government under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta has been at the forefront in fighting corruption at both the National and County levels. Uhuru vowed to fight the corruption menace to the bitter end.
Other Governors who have since been questioned about cases of corruption, abuse of offices among other scandals including;
Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko was involved in a corruption scandal amounting to Shillings 10 Million and abuse of office but has denied the allegation.
Former Kiambu governor Fedinand Waititu was impeached following corruption scandals and abuse of office which saw his deputy takes over the Governorship of the County.
Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been facing the murder case of Sharon Otieno, abuse of office, misuse of public funds among other scandals which saw him being barred from accessing his office. He is currently facing an impeachment motion
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was accused by her MCAs of corruption and abuse of office which saw her face motion of impeachment but she was acquitted of the wrongdoings by the Senate.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojamong also faced similar allegations of corruption and abuse of office.