Kenya identifies gunman in Garissa massacre

Kenya identifies gunman in Garissa massacre - ảnh 1

The official was helping police to trace his son at the time the attack on the university occurred. Photo: AP

(VOVworld) - One of the 4 gunmen who were killed during last Thursday’s massacre at Moi University campus in Garissa town has been identified as the son of a local official and a law graduate, said Kenyan authorities on Sunday. Abdirahim Abdullahi, a former University of Nairobi law student, whose father is an official of Mandera County in northeastern Kenya, disappeared in 2013. His father thought he fled to Somalia to join Al Shabaah, a terrorist group with links to Al Qaeda. Al Shabaah claimed to have carried out the massacre at Moi university that killed 148 people. It was the bloodiest attack in Kenya since the bombing of the US embassy in 1998.