Kenyan Gov’t Official’s Son Among Gunmen That Massacred 150 Students

Kenyan Gov’t Official’s Son Among Gunmen That Massacred 150 Students

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on April 6, 2015
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Kenya’s interior ministry has identified one of the al-Shabab gunmen who massacred students at a northeastern university as the son of a Kenyan government official, Aljazeera reports.

The boy identified as Abdirahim Abdullahi, was among four gunmen who attacked the Garissa University College campus on Thursday, April 2, 2015 killing about 148 persons.

A spokesperson for an interior ministry, Mwenda Njoka, said “The father had reported to security agents that his son had disappeared from home … and was helping the police try to trace his son by the time the Garissa terror attack happened.”

Abdullahi said to be the son of the Chief of Bulla Jamhuri in Mandera county, Abdullahi Daqara was also a former gifted law graduate from the University of Nairobi.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the country declared three days of mourning across the nation in respect to the massacre.

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