Garissa University Attack: Son of Kenya Government Official Was Gunman

April 5, 2015 7:11 PM

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Garissa University Attack: Son of Kenya Government Official Was Gunman

(GARISSA, Kenya) — One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring the inroads Islamic extremists have made in recruiting young people to carry out attacks against their own country.

Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi, who was killed by security forces Thursday along with the three other militants who stormed Garissa University College, was the son of a government chief in Mandera County, which borders Somalia, Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka told The Associated Press.

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