Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information on Mohamoud Abdi Aden, a leader of the al-Shabaab terrorist group who helped plan the January 15, 2019 attack on the DusitD2 Hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya.
NAIROBI JANUARY 14: The United States has announced a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest of the alleged leader of the 2019 attack on Nairobi’s Dusit D2 hotel complex. The attack in the Kenyan capital killed 21 people, including a U.S. citizen, and injured 30 others.
Kennedy Macharia was working at the complex on January 2019 when he heard gunshots. He and some of his colleagues barricaded themselves inside their office until police found them and led them out.
Macharia welcomed Thursday’s U.S. announcement of a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Mohamoud Abdi Aden, the alleged mastermind of the attack.
Mohamoud Abdi Aden is leader of the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab. The U.S. State Department officially designated him as a terrorist in October.
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman announced the reward offer, which is equivalent to more than 1.2 billion Kenya shillings. She said the U.S. is seeking information leading to Aden’s arrest and conviction in any country, plus information on anyone else involved in the Dusit D2 attack.
– “We encourage anyone with information on those responsible for the attack to contact Rewards for Justice on Signal, Telegram or Whatsapp via Kenyan and Somali tip lines displayed on the posters,” Whitman said.
The U.S. reward offer is the third of its kind in three months.
Source: VOA News