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Father of CEC fighting for life in ICU moves to remove governor from office

Benard Ramoka
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Governor Ali Korane. [Photo/Ali Korane/twitter]

The family of former Garissa Finance CEC, Idris Mukhtar, has filed a petition at the Milimani High Court in Nairobi challenging Governor Ali Korane’s validity in office.

The family claims that Korane is in office illegally.

According to the family lawyer, Charles Kanjama, Korane allegedly presented a fake Master’s Degree certificate to IEBC for clearance during the August 8, 2017 general election.

Kanjama claims that there is evidence that the governor presented fake papers.

According to the lawyer, Idriss Mukhtar’s shooting is linked to the governor’s alleged fake Master's degree.

“We were pursuing the matter of the fake degree against the Garissa governor when Mukhtar was shot by assailants,” he told journalists at Milimani Law courts on Wednesday.

Kanjama claims that Mukhtar shooting has everything to do with Korane’s alleged fake papers.

The lawyer now wants the High Court to issue orders barring governor Korane from performing his duties on accounts of alleged fake papers.

"My son was in Governor Korane’s campaign team in 2017 and he knows everything, that is why they wanted him dead,” Adan Mukhtar, Idriss father told journalists.

Adan said that he has no faith in the judicial system, adding that there is a plot by some people to derail the case.

“I am a disappointed and bitter man,” he said.

Mukhtar survived an attempted assassination on August 19 in Kileleshwa.

Governor Korane is among suspects quizzed in connection to the attempted murder.

Korane has however denied involvement in the attempted murder.

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) says that investigations into the attempted murder are still going on.

Only two suspects, Aden Hussein, and Juliet Njoki, were arrested and arraigned in court over the attempted murder.

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