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Kenya: The Evil Terror Mastermind, Who is Mohamed Kuno?

Garissa (HAN) April 3, 2015 – Public Diplomacy, Regional defense and Maritime security News. The evil terror mastermind who orchestrated the storming of a university in Kenya has been named as former school headmaster Mohamed Kuno.

Authorities say nearly 150 staff and students died when  Al-Shabaab militants stormed a university campus in northeast Kenya. The attackers were Kenyan nationals link with Al-Shabaab militant, according to Garissa eyewitness. 

According to BBC reporter: the Kenyan government has named Mohamed Kuno as the mastermind behind the Garissa University College attack and has put a $215,000 (£145,000) reward for his capture.

Mohamed Kuno has several aliases but is best known as Mohamed Dulyadin, which means ambidextrous in the Somali language. His exact age is not known but is thought to be in mid-30s.

Mohamed Kuno is a Kenyan-Somali and was a headmaster at a madrassa, or Islamic school, in Garissa, Kenya until 2007.

But then he crossed the border into Somalia to join the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which at one point controlled much of the country.

Mohamed Kuno Joined Al-Shabaab

When the UIC collapsed he joined the militant group Hizbul-Islam, which in 2010 merged with al-Shabaab. A BBC Somali service reporter says that Mohamed Kuno is well-known as a hardliner in Somalia and is one of al-Shabaab’s leading operatives in the southern Juba-land region, which shares a long border with Kenya.

Mohamed Kuno is alleged to have been behind several attacks on Kenyan soldiers who are fighting al-Shabab in Jubaland. He is also blamed for attacks on Kenyan civilians in Kenya itself.


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