KENYA: One suspect arrested over Wajir school terror attack

By Asad Cabdullahi Mataan

Police in Wajir have arrested one person suspected to be among the group that carried out an attack an attack at Qarsa Primary School that left three people.

Among the victims were two teachers and the wife of one of the teachers.

Another teacher was also injured during the attack.


In an interview with the Nation, Wajir County Commissioner Loyford Kibaara confirmed the arrest saying the suspect was apprehended on Sunday in Konton area which borders Somalia.

The commissioner added that the individual was believed to be among the militants who carried out last week’s attack that has sent shockwaves across the country.

“I can confirm that we have arrested one individual who we believe was part of the group that carried out an attack at Qarsa Primary School on Friday,” he said.

Mr Kibaara said that the suspect – Abdow Shukri Isack – was in police custody and security agencies were continuing with investigations.

He added that they would continue to pursue the culprits until they were all apprehended.


This arrest comes some days after Northeastern regional co-ordinator Mohamud Saleh revealed three other names of individuals suspected to have masterminded the attack.

Mr Mohamud named Maalim Yusuf Abdullahi, who comes from Bojigaras, as the commander of the group that carried out the attack. He is married with three children.

The other suspects are cousins Daud Ahmed Mohamed from Kutulo and Mr Abdirashid Ibrahim Osman.

Mr Saleh directed the chiefs in the area to produce the suspects to the authorities for action to be taken.

He warned residents against harbouring terrorists, as they would be prosecuted.

Source:  – Daily Nation