Mohamed Kuno, who has been on the run since December last year, has been named as the mastermind of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College. – Daily Nation

NAIROBI – A Kenyan and a former teacher in Garissa has been named as the mastermind of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College. A $215,000 bounty has been placed on the fugitive, Mohamed Kuno, who has been on the run since December last year.

Kuno was then identified as the Al-Shabaab commander who oversaw the killings of 58 Kenyans in Mandera.

A security brief seen by the Nation says Kuno is a former teacher and Principal at Madarasa Najah in Garissa and has three aliases; Sheikh Mahamad, Dulyadin and Gamadheere.

He joined militants in Somalia at the time of the Islamic Courts Union, which later metamorphosed into Al-Shabaab.

He uses his family members in carrying out terrorist activities in northern Kenya.

Kuno, the brief added, is Al-Shabaab’s leader for Juba region in Somalia, and currently in charge of external operations against Kenya.

Juba region shares a vast border with Kenya, and touches Mandera, Garissa, Wajir and Lamu counties. – Daily Nation