Monster who led Shabaab mass killers is unmasked

Mohammed Abdirahim Abdullahi, (in the foreground) the former University of Nairobi law student, is believed to have masterminded the Garissa University College massacre.

What you need to know:

  • Blogger and independent journalist Yassin Juma wrote on his blog that when Abdirahim left home, it was generally known that he had gone to join Al-Shabaab. According to the blogger, Abdirahim’s initial intention was to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis) but he did not have a passport.
  • Mandera County Commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo told the Nation the chief had reported that his son would call him using numbers unfamiliar to him and when asked where he was, he would terminate calls.
  • Mr Wachira, who knew Abdirahim, Sunday said of him: “His arguments were very rational. Even in class, he was very rational. That’s why I’m surprised he could have been radicalised.”
  • A manager at the hotel told the Nation that Mr Daqare appeared depressed on Sunday morning and left the establishment in a hurry, reportedly heading to a relative’s house in South C.

A 24-year-old former University of Nairobi law student was the leader of the Al-Shabaab killer squad that slaughtered 148 people at Garissa University College.

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