Kenya mourns Garissa attack dead
April 5, 2015 6:33 pm
Kenya is holding three days of mourning for the 148 victims of an attack on students by militant group al-Shabab.
Easter ceremonies are being held to remember those who died on Thursday at Garissa University.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to respond to the attack “in the severest way possible”.
One of the four gunmen who carried out the attack has been identified as the son of a government official, the interior ministry has said.
He was named as Abdirahim Abdullahi, whose father is a local chief in Mandera County in the north-east of the country.
“The father had reported to security agents that his son had disappeared from home… and was helping the police try to trace his son by the time the Garissa terror attack happened,” ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka said.
Abdullahi studied law in Nairobi and was an “upcoming lawyer”, Mr Njoka added.