Government names Mohamed Kuno as Garissa University College attack mastermind

Mohamed Kuno, who has been on the run since December last year, has been named as the mastermind of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A Sh20 million bounty has been placed on the fugitive, Mohamed Kuno, who has been on the run since December last year.
  • He was identified as the Al-Shabaab commander who oversaw the killings of 58 Kenyans in Mandera.
  • A security brief seen by the Nation says Kuno is a former teacher and Principal at Madarasa Najah in Garissa and has three aliases; Sheikh Mahamad, Dulyadin and Gamadheere.
  • “He thereafter joined Al-Shabaab after being motivated by the ideology of the Islamic Courts Union to establish an Islamic statehood in Somalia,” says the statement.

A former teacher in Garissa has been cited as the mastermind of yesterday’s terrorist attack at a university college in the area.

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