A Kenyan budding lawyer, Abdirahim Mohamed Abdullahi, the son of a Chief in Mandera County, is one of the four Al-Shabaab militants who stormed Garissa University College killing 148 plus students last week.
According to The Standard, the father had reported to the authorities that his son had gone missing and suspected he had gone to Somalia.
The chief, who was in Nairobi on Sunday, first reported to authorities that his son was into the terror group when he was in his second year at the University of Nairobi.
The Interior ministry spokesman, Mwenda Njoka, told The Standard that Abdirahim was a University of Nairobi Law graduate and a former student at Wamy High School where he scored an A- in KCSE in 2007.
Mandera County Commissioner, Alex Nkoyo, said: “We are waiting for further confirmation but the father had reported his son had cut links with them and the government was aware of the report of the missing man whose body we are being told was in the hostel.”
Abdirahim was identified after the Kenya Defence Forces paraded four bodies of the slain terrorists on the streets of Garissa for identification.
The other three suspects are yet to be identified and officials were summoned back to work to help in the process.
Five people were also arrested in connection with the attack that saw 147 students killed and scores injured.
Meanwhile, Kenyan legislators dismissed demands by the Al-shabaab militia that Kenya pulls out KDF troops from Somalia, saying terrorist attacks started long before deployment of KDF in the war torn country.
“We are outraged by the senseless killings of young innocent Kenyans in Garissa; measures must be put in place to end these attacks meted on people especially from outside the region,” said John Bunyasi, Nambale MP and chairman of the Western Parliamentary Caucus (WPC).
They called upon the Government to foot burial expenses for all victims of the massacre.
“We pray for those recuperating in hospitals and declare our support for all bereaved families. It was a cowardly act that should not have been allowed to happen,” stated Malulu Injendi, Malava lawmaker and Secretary of the caucus.
The caucus was formed to promote social, economic and political aspirations of five counties in the area, namely Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga and Trans Nzoia.