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Governor denies involvement in former minister's shooting

Benard Ramoka
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Garissa Governor Ali Korane at a past event. [Source/Ali Korane]

Garissa Governor Ali Korane now claims that his life is in danger over his alleged involvement in the shooting of former Finance Minister Idris Mukhtar.

Korane alleges that Mukhtar's family has maliciously linked him to the shooting, a move he says is a threat to his life.

In an affidavit filed at the Milimani High Court on Tuesday, Korane says he was not involved in Mukhtar's shooting as his family alleges.

Korane says the accusations being levelled against him are malicious, politically motivated and wants the court to protect him.

"The family of Mukhtar has made statements against me in the aftermath of their son's shooting and has even written to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to ask that I be prosecuted," Korane says in the affidavit filed in court.

He argues that Mukhtar's family petition that is seeking his arrest, prosecution and removal from office is in bad faith and should be dismissed.

Mukhtar, 34, was shot in his car on August 19, 2018 in Nairobi's Kileleshwa area.

The former Minister has a bullet lodged in his head and is in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at their Nairobi home.

Last year, Mukhtar was flown to India for specialised treatment.

He was, however, flown back afer doctors said there is nothing they can do to help him.

The medics said it will be too risky to remove the bullet in the former minister's head.

Mukhtar's family is demanding for justice for their son.

The family has openly linked Governor Korane to the shooting.

Two suspects Mohamed Aden and Juliet Njoki have been charged in court in connection to the shooting.

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