ALSHABAB MAN IN GARISSA ATTACK IS “A LAWYER AND SON OF A KENYA GOVERNMENT CHIEF”
By Yassin Juma
One of the four Alshabab militants who stormed Garissa university college killing 148 plus students has been identified as Abdirahim Mohamed Abdullahi the son of a Kenya Government administrative Chief in Mandera.
Abdirahim is a university of Nairobi Law graduate and is described by a person who knows him well as a â€œbrilliant upcoming lawyerâ€. Before his admission to the University of Nairobi where he studied Law LLB he was a student at WAMY High School and scored an A- in KCSE in 2007 according to one of his teachers â€œHe is the man in stripped shirts. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2013â€ a source based in Mandera known to Abdirahim
and family told me. â€œHe is the son of Chief Daqaraâ€ he concluded Abdullahi Daqara is the Chief of Bulla Jamhuri in Mandera county.
A second source who identified himself as Abdirahim’s English teacher at Wamy High said he was an obedient student
“I taught him. He was a very close friend before he got radicalized” said the teacher.
Wamy is one of the best performing private schools in Kenya and appeared on the top 100 best schools in 2014 KCSE topping in Biology nationwide “He was one year behind me at Wamy.He was very bright and intelligent guy wallahi.
I knew that he had joined Alshabab but i didn’t expect him to kill those innocent lives” another former
schoolmate told me “the guy used to be humble and harmless” a fourth source a University friend of the slain militant told me “he always looked busy with Law Books” the shocked friend added.
The bodies of the slain Alshabab militants were publicly displayed by authorities in Garissa town after residents demands Abdirahim who is from the Degodia clan is said to have gone missing from his Mandera home one year ago with the talk that he had joined somali militant group Alshabab or travelled to Syria.
Abdirahim is said to have opted to cross over to join Alshabab after efforts to join Islamic State in Syria became impossible as he had no passport Abdirahim’s class mate and best friend at Wamy High School named Mohamed “Atom” managed to fly to Turkey and cross over into Syria to join IS. Atom hails from Rhamu Mandera A third close friend and classmate at Wamy named Khalid nicknamed “Calypso” joined Alshabab together with Abdirahim Abdirahim had previously had a stint as a Legal officer at a Kenyan bank according to one of his College mates
This is Chief Abdullahi of Bulla Jamhuri Reaction ” I have buried Rahim long ago but the fact that his own blood took the lives of 100 innocent lives gives him enough regrets in live that has forever taken away his hopes of living humbly” as issued by a close family member.
These are past tweets by Abdirahim in 2009 2010 All the four Alshabab militants gunned down by the elite Recce Squad are said to be Kenyan nationals