Lawyer, Mandera Chief’s Son among Garissa Al Shabaab Terrorists
The Univerity of Nairobi alumnus is also the son of an administrative chief in Mandera.
Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka said Abdirahim Abdullahi was one of the four gunmen who attacked the Garissa University College campus on Thursday, killing nearly 150 people.
"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," said Njoka via text message.
Abdirahim is said to have gone missing from his Mandera home one year ago with talk that he had joined the Somali militant group Alshabaab and travelled to Syria.
His father Chief Abdullahi of Bulla said: "I buried Rahim long ago but the fact that my own blood took the lives of 100 innocents gives me enough regrets in life and has forever taken away my hopes of living humbly."
Abdirahim was identified after the Kenya Defence Forces paraded four bodies of the slain terrorists in the streets of Garissa for identification.
Five people were also arrested in connection with the attack that saw 147 students killed and scores injured.
The mastermind of the attack, Mohamed Mohamud aka Dulyadeyn, is a Kenyan of Somali origin.