Kenyan security officials have confirmed that one of the gunmen who killed 67 people at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on Sept. 21 once lived in a camp of 50,000 Somali refugees inside Kenya.
The revelation points to long-standing concerns about security in Kenya’s refugee camps, which house some half a million Somali refugees. The al Qaeda-linked Somali group al-Shabab took credit for the attacks.
The attacker, identified to the Associated Press by an anonymous Kenyan security official as Mohammed Abdinur, is the second man involved in the incident to have been named. Last week authorities named Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, 23, a Somali native whose family moved to Norway in 1999.