Report says that the mastermind of the Garissa University attack in 2015, Mohamed Kuno has been killed in Somalia.
The Garissa attack is recorded as one of the deadliest attacks in Kenya in over a decade, after the US embassy explosion.
On April 25, 2015, Christian students were grossly massacred at the Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya. The attack saw the brutal murder of about 148 people most of whom were students. About 79 were injured from the attack.
According to Somalian authorities, deceased Mohamed Kuno was among the 16 people the troop killed in a raid. The terrorist was gunned down in an overnight raid on a convoy in Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia. The troop also reports that 4 of the men killed were top Al-shabab members.
Ever since the attack, Mohamed Kuno has been Kenya’s most wanted man. The East African government put up a cash reward of $215,000 (Sh 20 million) for anyone with useful information that will net the deadly extremist.
Mohamed Mohamud alias Sheikh Dulayadayn, Gamadhere but more known as Mohamed Kuno was a former Muslim Headmaster. He was a Kenyan-Somali. Before his job as a headmaster, Mohamud had also worked for the Al-Haramain Foundation.
Witnesses and survivors of the attack reported that the attack was unleashed to avenge the deaths of Al-shabab members who lost their lives from the AU squad which included the Kenyan troop. Making Christians their target was to show contempt that the institution was erected “on Muslim land” but “colonized by non-Muslims”.
Muhamed Kuno has also been accused of masterminding several attacks on Kenyan soldiers who are fighting al-Shabab in Jubaland, Southern Somalia.
His death will never erase the hurt he has done to Kenya and the families of the massacred students but for what it is worth, knowing that a terrorist as such is no more is somewhat consoling.