Kenya Seeks Suspected Massacre Mastermind

Kenya Seeks Suspected Massacre MastermindKenya Seeks Suspected Massacre Mastermind

Kenya has begun three days of national mourning after the Garissa university campus rampage by al-Shabaab Islamist militants that left 148 people dead, nearly all of them students.

A reward equivalent to some 200,000 euros has been offered for the capture of the suspected mastermind of the massacre – Mohamed Mohamud – a former teacher at a Koranic school in Garissa, which lies 200 kilometers from the Somali border.

Survivors have been reunited with their families at a sports stadium in Nairobi, Euronews reported on Sunday.

Some are still physically injured. Many are deeply traumatized.

Garissa University is shut indefinitely.

Christians were targeted in the siege and al-Shabaab, based in neighboring Somalia, has promised more of the same – vowing Kenya’s cities will ‘run red with blood’.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says those behind an attack were “deeply embedded” in Kenya, and called on Muslims at home to help prevent radicalization.

He made the comments in a televised speech on Saturday after the Interior Ministry said five suspects in the assault had been detained, some while trying to flee to Somalia.

Four suspects were Kenyans of Somali origin, and the fifth was Tanzanian, the ministry said

Four attackers died at Garissa, but Kenya has not named them or announced their nationalities. The authorities put their bullet-ridden, swollen bodies on display on Saturday, hoping that crowds coming to view the corpses might identify them.