Mastermind of Garissa University attack is said to be from Ethiopia

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April 6, 2015

Kenya is offering a 20 million shilling ($215,000, 200,000 euro) bounty for information leading to the capture of Mohamed Mohamud ©- (Kenya Interior Ministry/AFP)
Kenya is offering a 20 million shilling ($215,000, 200,000 euro) bounty for information leading to the capture of Mohamed Mohamud ©- (Kenya Interior Ministry/AFP)

AFP report published on April 4, 2015 seem to suggest that Mohamed Mohamud, who is believed to be mastermind of the Garissa attack, is neither from Kenya nor Somalia.

While the report indicates that “Mohamud was reportedly born in Ethiopia into the powerful Somali Ogaden clan, which controls the region where Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia meet,” there is no additional information in the report to support the possibility that Mohamud is indeed from the parts of Ethiopia adjacent to Somalia and Kenya.

What is confirmed though it that it is actually a former teacher and headmaster of a madrassa in Garissa who turned out to be one of Al-Shabab’s feared commander.

AFP cited Kenyan police source to establish the fact that Mohamud “was a teacher and then headmaster of a madrassa in Garissa, but later became radicalised and crossed the porous border into southern Somalia to join the Islamic Courts Union, a precursor to the Shebab.”

Kenyan police offered a reward of 20 million Kenyan Shillings ($215,000) for information leading to the capture of Mohamed Mohamud.

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