Dusit attacker Gichunge was a KDF son, wife a jihadist

Ms Violet Kemunto. She is reported to be the wife of Ali Gichunge, one of the suspects behind the DusitD2 complex attack in Nairobi on January 15, 2019. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Gichunge’s step-sister, Ms Amina Shariff, told the Nation from Mombasa that the family had long given up on their truant son.
  • Ms Violet Kemunto, had graduated with a Journalism and Public Relations degree from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in 2015.
  • In 2015 and 2016, Isiolo was in the limelight over increased radicalisation and recruitment of young people into terrorists groups.

One of the terrorists in the attack on a Nairobi business complex was a son of a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier.


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