DusitD2 Hotel Suicide bomber identified as 25-year old Mahir Khalid Riziki from Mombasa.


Investigators believe the suicide bomber who blew himself at DusitD2 Hotel Riverside is 25-year old Mahir Khalid Riziki who was born and brought up in Majengo area of Mombasa town.

The young Al-shabaab operative is said to have been recruited at the Musa Mosque in Mombasa by a Ramadhan Hamisi Kufungwa who is currently in Somalia fighting alongside Al Shabaab and inviting more Kenyan recruits.

According to the Kenya Defense Force (KDF), Mahir sneaked back into the country on January 13th from Somalia where he had been undergoing training since 2018 and linked up with Ali Salim Gichunge, alias Faruk in Muchatha, in Kiambu county.

A CCTV footage of Rizik blowing himself up minutes before his fellow terrorists started shooting randomly at the people in the complex has been circulating online. However, it was impossible to identify him immediately as his body was blown into pieces beyond recognition.

The Dusit complex terror attack left 21 people dead and scores injured. Police managed to evacuate 700 people.

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