Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kenya: Politicians behind attack, says Ahmednasir Abdullahi

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


                                                                                       A city lawyer has stirred controversy on social media by linking local politicians to the terror attack on Garissa University College. Not one to shy away from controversy, Mr Ahmednasir Abdullahi posted a series of tweets on his account claiming that the attack in which 148 people were killed was carried out by local militia and not Somalia’s Al-Shabaab terror group.
“The attack in Garissa is obviously the work of Kenyan Somalis. Let us not blame Somalia’s Al-Shabaab. This is local,” he tweeted.
“Let us be truthful to ourselves. Kenyan Somalis and their leaders must stop the senseless killings in northern Kenya. Full stop,” he said in another tweet.
And in yet another tweet, Mr Abdullahi wrote: “Evidence emerged that an employee of Garissa univ (sic) related to the mastermind of the attack (Mohamed) Kuno helped the attackers in surveying (the area) for a week.”
In an interview with the Nation on Tuesday, the lawyer stood his ground and asked politicians from the county to take responsibility for the attack.
Mr Abdullahi maintained that the attack was the work of criminal networks operating in the county and known to the politicians.
“My view is that what we saw in Garissa was a surgical strike requiring a lot of precision. Such a strike requires a lot of mapping of the target, stock piling of weapons and a clear knowledge of the university. My take is that this was a local enterprise, even the mastermind was a local,” said Mr Abdullahi.
The lawyer spoke a day after local politicians, led by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, promised to help identify the financiers of terror activities in the country.
The leaders, including Garissa Governor Nathif Jama, also demanded that the Dadaab refugee camp be closed.

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