LATEST: Kenyan govt names Mohamed Kuno as Garissa University College attack mastermind

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