Garissa Governor Ali Korane has moved before a court seeking to stop a petition challenging his academic qualifications.

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Governor Korane filed the application to strike out the petition against him that was filed by the father of former Garissa County executive Idriss Aden Mukhtar who wants Korane removed as Garissa governor.

The governor through lawyer Ahmednasir Abdikadir told the court that the suit was filed out of malice and clan hatred.

The father of Idriss, Mr Aden Muktar Bare, moved to court to file the case saying his son was in the process of filing the case before the shooting on August 19, last year.

Idriss was shot in the head and is currently in a coma.

Bare said the attempted murder of his son was because he was in the process of questioning the validity of Korane’s Masters of Business Administration certification.

Governor Korane, however, in his application said the suit lacks merit and was filed in bad faith by the petitioner.

He said that the petitioner did not move to Court during the time limit set to challenge election results of the gubernatorial seat in Garissa according to the constitution.

Korane further said that Bare made statements against him in the aftermath of his son’s shooting adding that the petition does not explain areas of the constitution the governor had allegedly violated.